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Beneath the Planet of the Apes
An army of civilized apes...A fortress of radiation-crazed super humans...Earth's final battle is about to begin - Beneath the atomic rubble of what was once the city of New York!
Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans that fear the Apes' latest military movements and finds himself in the middle. Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and man deep in the bowels of the planet.
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A very solid pick for the title of strangest sequel ever made. The first half is hacky, shameless rehash of the first POTA. A Charlton Heston lookalike (James Franciscus) retraces Heston's steps (and I mean step by freaking step) through the Ape civilization. He crashes his spaceship, loses the rest of his crew, meets cavewoman hottie Nova, witnesses ape judicial hearings, provides shocked declarations about what he sees ("It's a bloody nightmare!"), gets shot by an ape, meets Zira and Cornelius, loses his astronaut clothes and winds up in a loincloth, gets captured by gorillas, dumped in Zira's clinic, escapes, and discovers that the Planet Of The Apes is actually Earth. If someone paid you to make the safest, least-interesting…
Upside-down crucified apes, sacrilegious hallucinations, bloody stigmata statues, radioactive ritualizing, lingering death blows to the face and brain, mind control murder, nihilistic nuclear annihilation... all for the children in perhaps the most egregious excuse ever for a G-rated film. This description probably makes the film sound like a real demented trip worth taking, and the last 20 minutes or so are definitely that, but the first hour is one ginormous wet noodle of a retread. 20 Century Fox was in dire straits coming off some expensive, legendary bombs at the time and had to rush this slapdash and cheaply produced sequel that no one had any biting commitment and passion for and it shows. Even the ape makeup is slapped…
An extremely lackluster sequel to the superb Planet of the Apes. The first half of the film focuses on rehashing the original Planet of the Apes with a suspiciously similar substitute for Taylor in the form of another astronaut named Brent, who was tasked with finding him. Taylor himself shows up at the beginning of the film and near the very end where he dies abruptly (Heston is on record requesting a reduced part and death for his character). The second half of the film showcases a cult of telepathic mutants that worship an atomic bomb that after capturing Taylor and Brent is set upon by the ape army which results in the destruction of the entire planet when the…
You ask me to help you? Man is evil! Capable of nothing but destruction!
The film opens up with the final scenes of the previous film, then the first act begins and it pretty much starts out as a retread of Planet of the Apes. Instead of Charlton Heston meeting the apes for the first time, we get James Franciscus meeting the apes for the first time. The social commentary is also quite reduced. It's a shell of the original.
With that said I still had a blast watching this film. It's nowhere near as good as the original, but it's campier, has more action and the pace is brisk. The final act is so bizarre that you…
A sequel that is more a less a rehash of the first film for the first hour even down to the main lead (Brent) who looked distinctly like Charlton Heston. The remaining 30 minutes was very different and quite bold in its approach and the ending took me by surprise, a decent enough sequel and I'm happy to continue the series.
"The only good human... is a dead human!"- Ursus
Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the Sci-Fi classic, Planet of the Apes, is a very odd sequel. The first half of the film is basically a rehash of the original film (but in less than half the time) and the second half is just weird. I don't really have a better way to say it than that. The last act in a clusterfuck, and I don't mean that as a negative. I simply mean that a lot of crazy shit goes down in a short period of time. It all happens so fast that it leaves your head spinning.
As I said the first half of the…
Film 1/30 of my "Scavenger Hunt #6"
Task 4. A subterranean film!
Again I am surprised at how much I liked these Ape films considering how much I hated them when I was younger. When it comes to plot here in this sequel, it's pretty messy. The first 30 minutes are basically a condensed rehash of the first movie, albeit with bonus fire visions from the Forbidden Zone and a gorilla sweating balls in a sauna. Then it goes off the rails and we find mutated psychic humans underground who worship a doomsday device, which is pretty cool. Although one thing that might not be considered cool here is the treatment of the female characters. At one point Zira…
This is my least favorite of the original Planet of the Apes film series.
A fun sequel. The makeup EFX still are pretty good. I love the iconic scene of the Gorillas in the Theatre - it haunted me as a kid and still holds a special place in my heart. James Franciscus is rock solid. Linda Harrison as Nova rocks and locks pretty beautiful in this one (she is much better groomed). The mutants seem incredibly strong but can't deal with the apes. The ending is sudden and unexpected. The underground scenes rock and there are some great matte sequences.
This sequel picks up right where the first film left off, with Taylor (Charlton Heston) riding off with Nova further into the Forbidden Zone. A spaceship lands with two men who are searching for Taylor. One dies immediately, and the other runs into Nova, who was left alone when Taylor disappeared mysteriously. The new guy runs afoul of the apes, but makes an escape with the aid of Zira and Cornelius. They go off in search of Taylor once more, stumbling across more remnants of Manhattan, and some strange folks who live there.
There is some pretty cool imagery in this film, particularly the hallucination projected to the apes in which a field of crucified apes is aflame and the…
Planet of the Apes was a seminal science fiction classic. The subsequent franchise that picked the bones of its carcass range from the serviceable to the downright awful, with this immediate sequel falling somewhere in the middle.
Truth be told this film feels entirely different from the original film for a bevy of reasons. The loss of Roddy MacDowell in the growing role of Cornelius (who's character will move front and center in the next film in the series) is certainly felt, as David Watson doesn't really do anything outstanding with the role. Charlton Heston's brief appearances at the end of the film really don't serve a purpose (other than lame plot convenience) and the new protagonist of James Franciscus…
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The one where humans
worship an atomic bomb.
Literally, A BOMB.
Cheese plays a big part in why I love the original so much. But it's been out for a while and by this film's end, it's gotten quite moldy. Okay, all dairy analogies aside, its not THAT bad, and anyone interested in the under-dwellings of simian society should give it a watch. Just don't expect a payoff anything like that of the original.
Acabou-se o que era doce, o que era um grande debate sobre a raça humana e sua arrogância, agora não passa de uma fantasia grosseira, burra e de difícil digestão.
While most sequels really try to become bigger and better then the original, Beneath the Planet of the Apes tried to accomplish this with only half of the budget of the first film. The film centers on astronaut Brent who was sent on a rescue mission for Taylor, but ends up crashing on the Planet of the Apes. He finds Nova, Taylor's girlfriend from the last movie after Taylor mysteriously disappeared, and they go on a search to find him. This film does not even compare to how good the first movie was. The whole story with Brent just feels like a complete rehash of the last movie. And then, get this, they stumble upon a group of mutated, telekinetic…
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