So, you may have a bad taste in your mouth after Beneath the Planet of the Apes and that's understandable. And the very chain of events within the Planet of the Apes world that leads to this sequel's story requires a lot of suspension of disbelief. It's a lot of ask, honestly.
If you can deal with those and fully buy in to the story that gets you between the "present" and the distant future visited by Charlton Heston in…
Goddamn this is a dark, dark movie. To think that the movie before, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, began as a fish-out-of-water comedy, and now just a sequel later, there's an unrated cut that was deemed to violent for audiences in 1972.
Ricardo Montalban is particularly good in this movie, playing a world-weary father figure to Caesar. Even at the silliest of moments, he is fully committed to his role and he makes the movie far better than…
It's very easy, too easy, to slam God's Not Dead purely because it's straight-up Christian propaganda. And not just propaganda but antagonistic crap designed to reach to the converted and preach to those on the fence. This movie is fully representative of the excessively defensive Christian victim complex movement that's plaguing America today. It's a bad movie with bad acting and bad direction and bad everything else but no worse than any other Lifetime made-for-TV movie.
Long story short: This…