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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  30 June 1972 (USA)
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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.

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Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague and now apes are household pets that are treated like slaves. Caesar has the intelligence to fight this oppression. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Of all the Planet of the Apes films, this one had the smallest production budget. See more »

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Throughout the film, the supposedly wireless telephones are simply standard telephones with the wires removed and the wire outlets taped over. This is most noticeable when Mr. McDonald is talking on a red phone and the tape color does not match. See more »

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Caesar: But now... now we will put away out hatred. Now we will put down our weapons. We have passed through the Night of the Fires. And who were our masters are now our servants. And we, who are not human, can afford to be humane. Destiny is the will of God. And, if it is man's destiny to be dominated, it is God's will that he be dominated with compassion and understanding. So, cast out your vengeance. Tonight, we have seen the birth of the Planet of the Apes!
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The "birth" of the planet of the apes.
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We may think that from what we see "Damn the continuity all to Hell and most truthfully."in the famous words of the zpota website Also & why not @ the same time that we see that both the apes Cornelius & Zira may've sped up the history of which they told happened centuries later via traveling through time it still doesn't make sense because it would be recalled later in time that Cornelius & Zira's son had caused the takeover? The zpota website also starts off as you'll see with the Quote "Monkeying around with the timeline."My family & I were in hysterics as the apes got to revolt against their master's due to Caeser's evil eye like when the ape turned the shoe polish brush from the shoe to the sock.Later on we see when the ape in the restaurant took the knifes away.Caeser finishes out the film with his speech in conclusion saying" for tonight you've seen the birth of the Planet of the apes."But the best is yet to come on the "Battle" sect of which is why as you'll see I couldn't even wait to get there first.Check out Planet of the apes #19 by Malibu Graphics with the follow-up to this of which was presented as a missing link to the original Movie. Including a follow-up from this movie of the TV commentator saying "....This Chimpanzee is believed to be the child of the two talking chimpanzees; Corneilius and Zira-who came to us from outer space 20 years ago." Thus proving they were trying to conceal the fact that through the same time warp that Taylor went into the future,Corneilus and Zira came from the future & despite the knowledge of their killer who had also got killed.

Truthfully, Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste".


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