Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

DVD - 2014
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After crash-landing on an uncharted planet, astronaut Taylor (Charlton Heston) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Soon, Taylor's life depends on the kindness of the chimpanzee scientists Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) and Zira (Kim Hunter) and his escape to the Forbidden Zone, where he uncovers an earth-shattering secret that may hold the key to his own destiny.

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After crash-landing on an uncharted planet, astronaut Taylor (Charlton Heston) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race.

Although some enjoyable re-imaginings of this classic have hit the theaters in recent years (ignoring Tim Burton’s perplexingly bad attempt,) the original still reigns supreme. The reveal at the end is so famous, it can hardly be called a reveal anymore.


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The world is just as compelling as the original, but Marky-Mark phones it in as an egotistical and clueless protagonist.

The original scifi thriller is still compelling, even if some of it is a little dated.

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Calvacade
Mar 04, 2020

By its appeal to both the imagination and the intellect within a context of action and elemental adventure, in its relevance to the consuming issues of its time...Planet of the Apes is that rare film which will transcend all age and social groupings.

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swyckl
Feb 13, 2020

I liked this movie. It has some violence and sexual scenes. It will be scary for the very young.

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K_books
Jan 18, 2020

Remake stand alone

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Ephriam
May 31, 2019

This is the second time I have watched this and I still found it good. The ending leaves me wondering if the astronaut should have stayed on the planet and not try to get back home. The monkeys on the planet they landed on where actually the descendants from the ones that escaped the scientist. Then the reverse role happened. The astronaut had travel through time through the magnetic storm. He ended up on the planet 1000 years after the home shipped had crashed but did not age a day. To him it was only 3 days. So you also get into that weird discussion of time travel and if you could travel the speed of light you would end up going faster than time. Einstein theory of time.

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lindy919
Oct 06, 2018

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I remember seeing this in the theater with friends and laughing the whole time about how terrible it was.
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

This original version of the movie is from 1968 and shows the complex issues that arise when apes develop heightened mental ability and begin to take over the world. After astronauts find themselves on a new planet where apes are in charge and humans are slaves, they become trapped themselves and are shocked to discover that these apes talk, walk on hind legs, have a political system, and even have a class system. This thriller film raises important issues and is fascinating to watch, especially for it’s time. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars and recommend it to lover’s of classic films. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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messala2
Apr 27, 2018

Even Charlton Heston couldn't sink this'n, ( I love to bash him) with a script by Rod Serling and just nimble enough direction from Franklin Schaffer. Heston had worked with him in The War Lord, which also had Maurice (Dr. Zaius) Evans. Wish that one was in the catalog at KCPL.

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deAnguelo
Feb 05, 2018

This particular copy (SFPL Bar-code # 31223120014023) is too damaged to convert.
Scratches abound....

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

[the first words ever spoken by a human to the apes]

George Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

laustcawz Feb 19, 2013

"Some apes, it seems, are more equal than others."

--A nod to Orwell

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HereHere
Jul 02, 2012

"Blessed be the vegetarians!"(referring to the humans).

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

George Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

George Taylor: Doctor, I'd like to kiss you goodbye.
Dr. Zira: All right, but you're so damned ugly.

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

George Taylor: Imagine me needing someone. Back on Earth I never did. Oh, there were women. Lots of women. Lots of love-making but no love. You see, that was the kind of world we'd made. So I left, because there was no one to hold me there.

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Callum03
Jul 03, 2014

Callum03 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

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.

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bdls206
Apr 17, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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