1970s, 2/4, Don Taylor, Horror, Mike Hodges, Review

Damien: Omen II

This is one of those really frustrating franchise films. On the one hand, you can see that someone along the pipeline had exactly the right idea of where a franchise guaranteed at least a couple of sequels should go narratively. On the other, you see the hands of a producer dumbing things down and demanding… Continue reading Damien: Omen II

1/4, 1970s, Don Taylor, Planet of the Apes, Review, Science Fiction

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

#9 in my Ranking of the Planet of the Apes Franchise. This has a similar structural quirk to its predecessor, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, in that the movie doesn’t really seem to start until the halfway point. Everything up through the first forty-five minutes of both movies are almost entirely about justifying the… Continue reading Escape from the Planet of the Apes