Saturday, January 15, 2011

RISE to Thanksgiving

Just a brief follow-up on my post regarding Rise of the Apes, the Planet of the Apes prequel I discussed on Thursday.  Fox announced yesterday that the James Franco starrer is being moved out of its June 22nd mid-summer slot and will instead bow four months later on November 23rd to take advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend.  Since we know so little about the movie, it's difficult to know whether this is a sign of concern that it won't be able to hold its own during the summer, or simply a way for the filmmakers to continue honing the photorealistic apes that the whole thing hangs on.  From my total outsider's perspective, I think moving the flick away from the crowded summer season -- with everything from Transformers 3 to Harry Potter 8 schedded right on top of each other for two months straight -- can only be a good thing, allowing the new Apes some room to breathe and stand apart in the fall.  Only time will tell. 

1 comment:

Omar A. said...

I was out of town and am catching up on the various blogs I follow...Yeah, there are wayyy too many movies in the summer months and too few in the winter months. Case in point, there wasn't a single movie that I HAD to see at Christmas time this year (I'm not a Harry Potter fan...yet). So, it makes sense that they are moving this to November.