Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Heston of the Apes
"Planet of the Apes" sealed Charlton Heston's career as a sci-fi/disaster movie star. Yes, he was a big star before that, particularly in films such as "The Ten Commandmants" and "Ben-Hur."
But from the moment Heston strapped in as astronaut Col. George Taylor, he belonged to genre fans. If you ever want an over the top movie marathon, you could do a lot worse than "Planet of the Apes," "The Omega Man" and "Soylent Green."
Give it a try sometime.