Beneath the Planet of the Apes


Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 36668


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Charlton Heston as Taylor
Roddy McDowall as Cornelius
Paul Frees as Ending Voiceover
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750.50 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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1hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gavin6942 6 / 10

Somehow Entertaining

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Although Charlton Heston showed little interest in reprising his role as Taylor, studio head Richard Zanuck thought the actor was essential to the sequel. After some disagreement with the actor's agents, Heston agreed to briefly appear with the provision that Taylor be killed and that Heston's pay go to charity. The writers decided to have Taylor disappear at the story's start and only return by the film's ending, and have a new protagonist for the major part of the story.

Strangely, the switching out of heroes does not seem to have much effect. Whether it is Heston or anyone else, the lone human idea remains just as good. Now, the new humans are a strange addition. Accepting ape-people is one thing, but then to add a second mysterious race takes this another step and begins to distort the allegory. But it also creates plenty of sci-fi opportunities.

Reviewed by tankace 6 / 10

Zerox a success and hope for the best...not!

Boy that reverse time travel is a bit exhausting as you have to put your memories in a reverse order and then start putting together your thoughts about the film. But with this one this isn't so difficult as as it is for the two thirds of the film a copy of the original, with only the third part be an interesting, yet weird idea.

In general after the massive success was the Planet of the Apes, the studios rushed in order to capitalize to this new trend (seem familiar, we see that even nowadays). In general the film does the minimum best in order to be differed by the 1968 flick and in all honest fells quit generic. James Franciscus does his best ,but he has no room and lacks the charisma of Charlton Heston and when Heston is himself in the screen he does a good job ,but he obviously wants to be somewhere else.

It is common knowledge that he asked the director to kill off his character in order to get out of the studios control and I have to say the manner that he manage that is so big that if all when according to his wishes this would the final Planet of the Apes film, but a good cash cow is necessary for the industry and we got another three sequel, a re-imagining (#Iwanttovomit) and a reboot trilogy.

In conclusion the only reason to watch this film is if you do a marathon of the movies of this franchises, but if you are a casual person who likes films, skip it.

Reviewed by Anonymous Andy (Minus_The_Beer) 6 / 10

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Apes Planet Of The Apes

Appropriately yet ironically titled, "Beneath The Planet Of The Apes" marks a steep drop-off from the indisputable sci-fi classic "Planet Of The Apes." When the original proved to be a major hit, striking a chord in the imaginations of audiences everywhere, a sequel was rushed into production. With half the budget and half the talent (a reluctant Charlton Heston agreed to appear only in cameo form and with the caveat that his character takes action to ensure there are no more sequels -- ha!), "Beneath" apes its predecessor in more ways than one. Not only does new leading man James Franciscus look and act a lot like Heston (so much so that even sympathetic ape lady Zira confuses the two characters) but the plot has a distinct whiff of been there, done that. Well, until that zany last act, anyway.

It would be all to easy to dump on the film for all of its shortcomings. "Beneath The Planet Of The Apes" at least gets a few elements right. The attempt to push the narrative forward and pick up at the point where the original left off is a good start. Not too far into the film, Taylor (Heston) and Nova (the striking Linda Harrison) are separated, leaving room for newly landed astronaut Brent (Franciscus) to accompany her. As tensions among apes builds - - some of the film's most memorable images are that of a peaceful ape protest that is broken up with brute force -- the twosome are forced underground, where they discover the remains of their lost civilization. And mutants. Telepathetic mutants at that, hellbent on destruction and worshipping the atomic bomb. Yeah, that's right. This movie goes there.

By far the most bizarre and inconsistent film in the franchise without Tim Burton's name attached to it, "Beneath" at least gets by on its bizarre digressions and admittedly chilling visions of a decimated New York City (condemned to the underground, "Futurama" style). If nothing else, it's never dull. Thankfully, the series would make a much needed course correction with the melodramatic but much improved "Escape From The Planet Of The Apes" and its even more politically-minded "Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes." But in the context of the original five "Apes" films, this one feels perhaps the most extraneous. Lots of good ideas lost in muddled execution. It's also -- for lack of a better term -- completely and utterly bananas.

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