Friday, August 12, 2011

Rise of the Planet of Apes Hero Inspired by Che Guevara

Rise of the Planet of Apes Hero Inspired by Che Guevara:

"Here’s Rupert Wyatt, director of the blockbuster movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes in a recent interview: “(the script) had become very different and much more exciting to me. It became less a story of domesticization of a pet and more about an uprising and a Che Guevara story.”

Here’s the Associated Press review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes: “Raised much like a human child by a researcher, with help from a veterinarian, Caesar becomes a Che Guevara-style revolutionary, leading a rebellion of apes against their human oppressors.”

Ground control to Director Wyatt: In fact, the only genuinely popular rebellion in Cuba in the 20th Century was against Che Guevara’s regime, among the most oppressive in modern history which mandates (under penalty of prison or firing squad) what its subjects read, say, earn, eat (both substance and amount) , where they live, travel or work. Wyatt’s inspiration for a freedom-fighter co-founded a regime that jailed at a higher rate Stalin’s during the Great Terror and murdered more its subjects in its first three years in power than did Hitler’s in its first six.

In 1959, with the help of Soviet KGB and GRU agents, Rupert Wyatt’s hero against “oppression” helped found, train and indoctrinate Cuba’s secret police"

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