Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Back to Black, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Movie 1: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Filmed as a sequel generations after the original film, this is one of the better movies in this storied franchise. In this film apes are the dominant species and humans are mute and living in the shadows. The cinematography, costumes, acting, writing and directing are excellent. In the past two weeks we’ve seen this movie twice, once in Strasbourg France and then again in Zurich Switzerland, and enjoyed it both times.


Movie 2: Back to Black

Not knowing too much about her life or her music, we found this biopic of Amy Winehouse sensitive and interesting. But most national critics found this movie weak and not well done. It chronicles the last few years of her life from struggling artist to superstar. We enjoyed the acting and music and always good to see Lesley Manville.


Movie 3: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

This is a prequel to the Mad Max franchise, of which the first film was 45 years ago. We were very disappointed! We found this movie loud, confusing (as in impossible to follow), violent and long. The writing and acting very poor. However, critics and audiences seem to like this movie. This is another film we saw in Strasbourg and were the oldest two amongst a young and enthusiastic audience.


2 thoughts on “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Back to Black, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”

  1. I want to see the Amy movie – she was such an amazing singer. Another who went too early. Thanks for the reviews!

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