I have this somewhat odd, and some might say questionable, New Years tradition. It started a few years ago, my first Dec 31/Jan 1 living alone, with no friends nearby (college). AMC was marathoning The Planet of the Apes series, the one from the late 60’s-early 70’s. I don’t think I’d ever seen them, and yet, I fell in love with them. I watched them through the countdown and into the wee hours of the morning. I’d never really had a tradition for New Years before, and I enjoyed that night, so, it stuck. Fast forward a few years to now, and I’m still doing it, in one fashion or another. This year, I ended up watching it New Years Day cause I fell asleep early on New Years Eve.
If you’ve never seen the originals, or if you’ve only seen the 2001 remake, or the 2010’s reboot, I encourage you to see what started it all. Of course, any film from the 1970’s will seem a bit rough around the edges when compared to a new movie, but there’s something really great about them. Continue reading