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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

  G HD Closed Captioning

J. Lee Thompson

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Plot Summary

Roddy McDowall returns as Caesar, the intelligent chimp who led an ape revolution against their human masters in the last installment, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Since then, humans nearly rendered themselves extinct in an all-out nuclear war, and the survivors are now beneath the well-preserved ape society. Now a benevolent leader of his people, Caesar supports a peaceful coexistence with humans, much to the dismay of his militant counterpart General Aldo (Claude Akins). When Caesar learns that new evidence regarding his parents’ murder has been found in the Forbidden City, he journeys to the bombarded wasteland with the human MacDonald (Austin Stoker) and the omniscient orangutan Virgil (Paul Williams). While he does find what he is looking for, Caesar also unwittingly awakens a flock of human survivors, who follows his group back home. While the humans prepare for a climactic battle with the apes, General Aldo prepares to challenge Caesar for control, and all hell breaks loose as we witness the BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 24
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 4.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Considering the usual fate of sequels, it's not so much that this final effort [from a story by Paul Dehn] is limp, but that the previous four pix maintained for so long a good quality level. – Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Battle looks like the last gap of a dying series, a movie made simply to wring the dollars out of any remaining ape fans. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: [It] seems reluctant to use the potentials for astute comic strip philosophy that all the other films revelled in to a greater or lesser extent. – Time Out, Aug 16, 2007

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Customer Reviews

New guy

The original maker should of made the movie instead of a fng :)

remember when it was made

remember what year this movie was made..its still a classic .

My favorite apes sequal

This is by far my favorite apes sequal they did so much with a budget of 1.7 million dollars and I am going to buy this

Battle for the Planet of the Apes
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1973

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Available Bundle

  1. Planet of the Apes Legacy Bundle, 20th Century Fox Film