Of course it was an ape

July 14, 2011

I watched The Murders in the Rue Morgue via Netflix streaming tonight.  I liked it.  It was a very enjoyable way to spend an evening.  And it reminded me of the great Ray Bradbury story Usher II… which is always a good thing.

But I noticed one online review stating how the ending was just silly…. really, an ape?

Well… yes an ape.  That’s how Edgar Allan Poe ending the story.  It was an ape.

Does it make sense from a zoological science perspective given what we know about apes in today’s post Dian Fossey / Jane Goodall world?  No.  But it’s what Edgar Allan Poe WROTE.  So yeah – that’s the ending.

Come on people… it’s just a movie.  And not every movie needs to be Citizen Kane.

night

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