Planet Of The Apes (1968) Movie Review

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

1968 | Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure
112 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Planet Of The Apes Review


An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

The Saga Begins! Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee (McDowall). Things light up once Taylor reveals himself, reveals that he a human, can talk!

So Cornelius (McDowall) and Zira (Kim Hunter) his wife, risk everything to stand up for, and save this human’s life. After a failed trial, and a failed attempt of human castration, Taylor escapes with Nova (Linda Harrison) his female counterpart to the Forbidden Zone. But there he doesn’t like what he sees!

A really good movie. Kind of boring at times but I guess back in the 70’s it was high quality entertainment. The makeup was awesome. The plot was good, and the acting great. Overall this is a classic you have to see no matter what.

About Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Title: Planet Of The Apes
AKA: Planet of the Apes
Year: 1968
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Roddy McDowall, Felix Silla, Linda Harrison, Jerry Maren, Charlton Heston, Army Archerd, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, William Graeff Jr., Lars Hensen, Steve Merjanian, John Quijada, James Bacon, Harry Monty, Kim Hunter, Erlynn Mary Botelho, Smokey Roberds, Priscilla Boyd, Dave Rodgers, Eldon Burke, Jane Ross, James Daly, David Chow, George Sasaki, Billy Curtis, Emory Souza, Robert Gunner, Frank Delfino, Dianne Stanley, Lou Wagner
Writers: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, Pierre Boulle
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

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