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Time of the Apes (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  February 1988 (West Germany)
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Cast overview:
Reiko Tokunaga ...
Catherine
Hiroko Saito ...
Caroline
Masaaki Kaji ...
Johnny
Hitoshi Ômae ...
Commander
Tetsuya Ushio ...
Gôdo
Baku Hatakeyama ...
Gebâ
Kazue Takita ...
Pepe
Noboru Nakaya
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Time of the Apes is a strung-together movie made from several episodes of a Japanese TV show. Big-hipped Catherine and her two charges, Johnny (who "doesn't care") and Caroline, are sent to some alternate time-line by being frozen in cryogenic tubes during an earthquake. They end up on a planet where apes rule humans but are ruled themselves by a supercomputer named "UECOM", which is a malevolent artificial being created by humans. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Johnny's Mother: Johnny, don't go. It's too dangerous.
Johnny: I don't care.
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Slowly I felt my essence being drained
9 September 2000 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

I think I can describe this wretched film in one word: "HUH??"

I cannot recall ever seeing a movie as crappy as this one. I will admit that the English translation may have been reason for horrific dialogue, but I cannot recall any semblance of plot, or storyline. Watching Johnny and Carolyn's madcap romps running from simian masked men with the crappiest makeup in cinema history, my brain cells began to implode one by one as I tried to find the answers to so many questions I had about this film. You will get dizzy (especially the pre-Matrix rotoscope camera shots towards the end), nauseous, and possible amnesia may set in after this tour de crap which also includes an adorable weird ape girl name Pepy(????). Good way to experience temporary insanity.


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