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: Felix Silla, Roddy McDowall, Jerry Maren, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Lars Hensen, Army Archerd, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, William Graeff Jr., Buck Kartalian, Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski, Norman Burton, Norma Jean Kron, Robert Lombardo, Wright King, Paul Lambert, Cass Martin, Gene O'Donnell, Steve Merjanian, Harry Monty, John Quijada, James Bacon, Smokey Roberds, Kim Hunter, Erlynn Mary Botelho, Dave Rodgers, Priscilla Boyd, Jane Ross, Eldon Burke
Writers: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, Pierre Boulle
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

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