Happy 4th, Losties! The other part of the finale that reminded me of "Planet Of The Apes", was the emergence of Richard, Flocke, and Ilana's group at the base of the broken statue. This scene was of course reminiscent of the finale of the first Apes movie, when Taylor and Nova came upon the remnants of the Statue of Liberty on the beach. We know what happened to the statue on the apes' planet, but we don't yet know for sure what broke the island statue. Although I'd guess that it might have been fairly cataclysmic since there are no pieces of the top remaining on the beach. Did it get blown to bits by the cannons of the Black Rock? Perhaps the indigenous islanders attacked the Black Rock as it approached. Or was the ship's crew just in a state of panic after they accidentally went through a violent vortex, and arrived at the island thinking that they had been attacked?
Another interesting note, is that I've heard that the book or tablet that the Statue Of Liberty is holding is called the Book Of Law. We know that's the name of the book that Richard showed young Locke when he visited his house for what we've come to call Locke's Dalai Lama test. The Book of Law is also named in the section of the bible that Mr. Eko quoted to Locke in the Swan station. I'm just sayin'. :o)