In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.
J. Lee Thompson
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »
Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans that fear the Apes' latest military movements and finds himself in the middle. Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and man deep in the bowels of the planet. Sequel to "Planet of the Apes." Film 2 of the series of 5 Written by
Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>
An early draft of the script, called "Planet of the Men", and written by Pierre Boulle in his native French, featured a messianic Taylor 14 years after the events of Planet of the Apes. It involved an uprising against the apes, following which they revert back to their primal states. See more »
At the beginning of the film where Brent meets Nova for the first time, taped position markings can be seen clearly behind the actors. See more »
The only thing that counts in the end is power! Naked merciless force!
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The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear on this film. See more »
The film keeps the viewer's attention, but in terms of the story and whole "Planet of the Apes" zeitgeist, I'm curious why they ended the series here, and why they ended it like they did.
Technically there're no missteps. Everything is in order. This is classic film making before the big shift in human psychology film came about in the 70s. Here we witness a kind of sociological study, and in the end things kind of go from bad to worse.
It's one of the better Ape films. Well shot, a good story and good plot, with fairly multidimensional characters (if somewhat static). If you're a classic sci-fi fan, then you've probably already seen this. Younger viewers, give it a shot, even if some of the SFX don't pass CGI muster.
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