As you’ve probably read or heard rumored, it sound like this latest iteration of the PLANET OF THE APES storyline is among the finest ever. Director Matt Reeves (CLOVERFIELD, LET ME IN) is one of the best up-and-coming genre directors working, and apparently he just nails this one with authority, taking us from the story begun in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES three years ago and giving us a great look at this new, uneasy society where intelligent apes and desperate humans are attempting to figure out how to exist on the same planet. The film stars great actors alike Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, and of course the great motion-capture actors Andy Serkis and Tobe Kebbell.
And there just happens to be an early screening of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES happening here in Chicago on Tuesday, July 8 at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to winners), and I have a handful of reserved tickets for a fortunate few Ain’t It Cool News readers to attend. Here’s how to win…
To win a pair of tickets (or just one, if that's all you want), send me an email at ApesChicago@aintitcoolmail.com (please note the new email address) with the subject line “Apes. Together. Strong.” (exactly like that). In the body of the email, I need your Full Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (each winner may bring ONE confirmed guest--if I think you gave your +1 to someone trolling for free tickets at the theater, you won't get in), and the answer to the following question: “What is your favorite PLANET OF THE APES film, and why?” I’m looking for old-school, hardcore fans of this series, so if you’re going to pick something obvious, your reason better be well explained. I need a title (you can pick from the original series, the Tim Burton remake, or the current series). Keep your responses BRIEF--no more than 100 words (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). Best answers (as determined by me) win, and you'll hear from me VERY SOON if you won, so check your email over the next couple of days!
This is not an exclusive Ain't It Cool News event, but winners' tickets will be held until 15 minutes before showtime (meaning 6:30pm), at which time any unclaimed tickets will be given away; no exceptions. So you should arrive early to make sure you get in and get a good seat. If you can't arrive early, don't enter this contest. If there's even the slightest chance you or your guest will have to back out of attending or arrive late if you do win, don't enter. If you have a job that might make you late or unable to attend, or an ill/pregnant relative, or a temperamental significant other, or a scratchy throat, do not enter. And the 24-hour-notice-to-cancel rule is done. If you win and don't show up, the Black List is your new best friend.
Good luck, everyone! And thanks to the Twentieth Century Fox for giving us this very cool screening.