Conquest of the Planet of the ApesHD Closed Captioning
J. Lee Thompson
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About the Movie
Colorful, futuristic sets, a relentless pace and an action-packed climax highlight the fourth episode of the legendary Apes saga, starring Roddy McDowall and Ricardo Montalban. The time is the near future. Apes have supplanted dogs and cats as household pets, and replaced servants as personal assistants - until their continual mistreatment provokes one advanced ape from the future, Caesar (McDowall), to lead a spectacular revolt.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: J. Lee Thompson's direction furiously propels the action in a compact chromium-and-glass setting -- and wait till you see that last battle royal.
Rotten: The Planet of the Apes series takes an angry turn in the fourth entry.
Rotten: Dismally lurid stuff, ham-fistedly directed and low on credibility.
Fresh: If you are ready to thrill to the fall of civilisation (for the third time in this series), then there are worse ways to spend an afternoon. Just don't expect much humour.
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Good narrative, but a little redundant.
I like anti-slavery themes. Most recently, 'Django Unchained' depicted a rebel defying the status quo and coming out on top. 'Glory' told of the first-ever all-Black regiment in the Civil War. This film was not the strongest in the Apes series, but it did a good job of being creative with the narrative in order to continue the series without being more of the same. Of course, at this point, it was still familiar ground, being that there were already three Apes movies out. Sometimes, a franchise doesn't know when to say when. Thankfully, the creators of the Apes films knew how to keep it fresh and original. The adventure in all seven films is nothing if not exciting and entertaining. 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes' stands as a nice continuation of arguably the most popular movie franchise in history (save for maybe Star Wars). A little fast-paced with not much in the way of story or character development. At times, it seems as though the filmmakers were telling the audience to hurry up and let's get this over with. Not the right message to send to an audience, by any means. Still, it is entertaining and worth the 90 minutes.
Conquest of the planet of the apes
This movie is the most awesome movie ever! The action is amazing and the suspense and when the apes rise up! The movie ends it's a little creepy!
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 1972
- © 1972 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Apjac Productions, Inc. Renewed 2000 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.