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Is 'Planet of the Apes' a left-wing apologia or a right-wing screed?
Is 'Planet of the Apes' a left-wing apologia or a right-wing screed?

Is “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” a leftist’s dream movie -- or a right-wing farrago of sexism, racism and even speciesism worthy of, oh, Mel Gibson? Let’s see what the primate blockbuster’s messages could be: On the left, we have: 1. Gun control. Here’s Katey Rich swooning at Vanity Fair: “ ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is great summer entertainment, but it’s also a spectacularly effective antigun P.S.A. “That’s not to say the movie doesn’t feature guns, or even some thrillingly noisy action sequences. As a surprisingly soulful and meditative film, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is...

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