Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 15381

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 63

Theatrical Release Date: 06/30/1972

Language: English

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Actors: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Natalie Trundy, Hari Rhodes, Severn Darden, John Randolph

Plot: Apes are now pets and servants, but abuse and poor simian conditions provoke Caesar, a highly developed primate who's been hiding out for two decades, to lead a colossal revolt against all the human oppressors.

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Snoogans - wrote on 01/18/2012

The themes of slavery and rebellion carry the story, with a hard-edged approach. The transfer of power between species comes to a less than stellar climax and doesn't resolve it's point in the serious way I'd hoped. Not as emotional as the third part, but a decent continuation of the overall story.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/30/2011

The son of Cornelius and Zira is separated from his protector and confronts a world where apes have been trained to do menial labour for the human race in slavery and promotes bloody insurrection amongst his kind. The third sequel to the classic Planet Of The Apes was butchered by the studio for its theatrical release no doubt because a nervous establishment weren't too happy at the sight of bloody revolution in the name of civil rights in the USA of the early 1970s. Much of the violence ended up on the cutting room floor and a terrible "and they all lived happily ever after" alternate ending was cheaply tacked on, essentially gutting the entire message of the story. In its original form, Conquest is a stirring story of bigotry, cruelty and fascism overthrown by civil disobedience and it …

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