Beneath the Planet of the Apes

1970

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

108
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 37667

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

Reviewed by Raegan Butcher 10 / 10

nihilistic weirdness is surprisingly effective

The first film is awesome. But the 2nd one was always my favorite. It has strange desert locations, weird underground subway tunnels, odd melted cityscapes, telepathic mutants who worship a "doomsday bomb". It has more of Linda Harrison of the fabled fur bikini. It has both Chuck Heston and James Franciscus beating the crap out of each other! It has naked apes in steam-baths! I was always shocked by the nihilistic and super-violent ending when I saw this film as a child and a recent re-viewing shows it to still be a disturbingly grim bout of gun play. The director, Ted Post, also directed the 2nd of the Dirty Harry films and he shows a Peckinpah-like ability to "put the sting back in Death".

What is amusing today is watching the film conclude with James Franciscus pinned to a wall with bullet holes stitched across his chest and Chuck Heston clutching his bloody fingers to the "button" thus leading to the complete destruction of the entire planet...and then an old MPAA rating pops up immediately telling you you have just watched a G-Rated film!

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.

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