Planet of the Apes

Plot hole: The "video history" of the crashed USAF ship makes it very clear that the planet is uninhabited when they "landed". I can understand how a race of apes develops - they had a bunch of them on board. I can understand how a race of humans develops - they are descendants of the original crew. What I don't understand is...where the heck did all the horses come from?

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Continuity mistake: When Thade takes the weapon from Leo the weapon is a futuristic laser type gun. When Thade is firing the weapon after being locked in the command centre, the gun is a stainless steel Beretta brigadier model.


Continuity mistake: When they cross the river and arrive at the other side, they are all dry. Mark Wahlberg was in the water up to his neck and sometimes higher yet he seems to be completely dry.

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Trivia: Linda Harrison, who portrayed Nova in the original Planet of the Apes and its sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes, has a cameo appearance in this movie as one of the people inside the rolling cage as it's being taken into the city. She is seen standing next to Mark Wahlberg, shaking her head when he asks her a question.

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Trivia: In order to star in the film, Tim Roth had to decline the role of Professor Severus Snape in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (2001). That role was eventually given to Alan Rickman.

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Trivia: There are some lines in this movie that were famous lines from the old Planet of the Apes. They are "get your stinkin' hands off me you damn dirty human" (previously "Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty Ape.") and "damn them, damn them, damn them all to hell" (previously "damn you, damn you, damn you all to hell").

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Colonel Attar: Take your stinkin' hands off me, you damn dirty human.

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Question: Why did Thade kill the two apes that were with him after they showed him the trail left by Leo's pod?

Chosen answer: To prevent anyone else from learning that Leo came from space. After Pericles' ship crashed, there was a prophecy of a second coming of Semos, the founder of Ape civilization. Thade wants to kill all humans, so if anyone found out, it would be considered a sign and the council might consider making peace with the humans.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Can someone please explain how the apes ended up taking over present-day Earth since the future apes never got hold of the time machine? I can't find anyone who can make heads or tails of it.


Chosen answer: Tim Burton has been quoted MANY times as saying it isn't supposed to make sense. Best guess is Leo travelled not just into the future, but into another dimension as well. Ironically, this ending is far more true to Peirre Boulle's original ending than the first Apes movie.

Grumpy Scot

New this month Answer: I have, if not an answer, then a sharpening of the question. A number of fanboys have suggested Thade retrieved Leo's pod from the bottom of the lake, then used it to travel into the MagnaStorm, thereby reaching Earth centuries before Leo's arrival, and inciting Earth Apes to rebel. The problem with This explanation is, once you get past how helpless the Apes are in water, How did Thade, a person who comes from a society without even gunpowder level technology, Repair A Spaceship?! Nevermind learn to use it?!?!?.


Question: Shortly after Leo enters a pod to try and save Pericles, the crew of the Oberon receive a distress signal from an old man. Who exactly was that guy?

Chosen answer: It's Lt. General Vasich. It's a message from the future--or from the past depending on how you read the timeline--made after they attempt to rescue Captain Davidson and get thrown in time to well before Leo arrives on the other side. That's why Vasich looks so confused after seeing the message.


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