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 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.
J. Lee Thompson
The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade and his most trusted warrior Attar. Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future. Written by
The starship Oberon is named after a selfish faerie king of immense power in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Thade is based on Hideki Tojo, the Japanese Minister of War who decided to go to war with the United States in 1941. See more »
When the chimp is taking off from the ship you see Leo with his hands behind his back. In the next shot you see them at his side. See more »
[When telling the human tribes to run away while they can]
Captain Leo Davidson:
Look, you gotta make your people understand, it's over there's no help coming.
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Anne Ramsay's character Grace Alexander is referred to as "Anderson" in the credits. See more »
Don't expect high drama or Shakespearean quality dialog. There's lots of good action sequences, great special effects, and some nifty science fiction geek concepts (even if the pseudo science is a bit inconsistent).
The story isn't bad, has a couple of interesting twists on the original.
Any movie that features humans + animals tugs the heart strings a little too.
My only problem is that it really calls out for a sequel.
My advice: don't take it too seriously and you might quite enjoy it.
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