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 three 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.
The last of the made-for-TV films in the PLANET OF THE APES series, which were made simply by stringing together two episodes from the short-lived TV series. At least this one is a lot better than the previous instalment, the deathly dull LIFE, LIBERTY & PURSUIT ON THE PLANET OF THE APES. That's purely because the two TV episodes chosen here are more fun.
Not that they have much in common. The first half involves humans being thrown into shark-infested waters by the apes; it's just about passable, although the story seems oddly light and irrelevant. The second half is better, as it involves humans and apes teaming up to create a hang-glider which will allow the humans to escape their captors. At least this has plenty of incident and some imagination to keep it going. Saying that, these films are still rather pointless as simply watching the TV series would be a better bet instead.
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