Sunday, February 23, 2014
TIME OF THE APES (1987)
This is a Japanese made-for-T.V. rip-off of THE PLANET OF THE APES. You would think since it's made like 20 years after that movie the make-up would be way better but you would be wrong. I guess since this is actually made by taking parts of a 1974 T.V. series called ARMY OF THE APES and splicing them together there wasn't a very big budget to work with and they just went with cheap rubber gorilla masks. There are a couple of annoying little kids in this so it feels like you're watching a Gamera movie where Gamera never shows up. Instead a UFO pops up and bosses people around. By the time it all ends, thanks to the editing job, I wasn't too sure if it was all a dream or what the hell was going on. Probably only worth viewing if you catch one of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 versions(they riffed it twice).