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An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

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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 Tim1370

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of action/violence | See all certifications »

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27 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Apes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,753,679 (Italy) (14 September 2001)

Gross:

$180,011,740 (USA) (25 January 2002)
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Limbo was going to become a good guy, but Tim Burton and Paul Giamatti agreed that it would be "kind of lame". See more »

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As Leo begins to enter the water with Ari on his back, she puts her hands over his face. In the next shot from further across the water, they are by his side. The hands return over his face once they are in the water. See more »

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Senator Nado: [to Ari about humans] Next you'll be telling us that these beasts have a soul.
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Poor imitation of the Original
31 July 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Dark, even for Burton. None of the social commentary & bite of the original. He missed the point.

None of the dark humor of the original. No in-depth look into the ape society. Simpleton plot.

Really stretched to provide a twist in the end which had none of the shock value of the original. End made no sense whatever!


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