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Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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½ March 7, 2016
Bonkers sequel to the leaden original. Plays like a camp TV version of an Irwin Allen schlockfest. Much more enjoyable than the original, but only because it doesn't have any self-importance. A waste of the great Victor Buono though.
February 20, 2016
Beneath the Planet of the Apes picks right up where the first film picks up. The movie trades some of its intellectual aspects and provocative elements from the first movie for action, and scientific mystery. The movie is quite unpredictable and quite dark. The different areas that are explored by the new astronaut was entertaining as well. I found the movie to be quite a bold and interesting conclusion that I can see most fans being disappointed.
February 8, 2016
Poor sequel to the classic masterpiece from 1968. Some good highlights though.
½ January 23, 2016
Entertaining, though is more flawed than the first one.
January 22, 2016
Definately not as good as the first movie, more on the cheesy side, but still a satisfying movie with a great message and a surprisingly dark ending.
½ December 23, 2015
When you reach a line like "Glory be to the Bomb, and to the Holy Fallout. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. World without end. Amen" it's pretty much over, isn't it?. Why would humans who bombed themselves into near oblivion be worshiping the very thing that helped get them there? I'm also wondering how these humans who have advanced to the acquisition of great telepathic powers never moved to the surface. I guess fresh air and sunlight just never interested them that much. Sure, there was atomic fallout and they've got the face burn to prove it, but since they'd survived, why not go above ground? Also, how had they transformed into gazing, telepathic zombies from murdering humans in just a few short years (see Battle for the Planet of the Apes). They also did a real nice job cleaning up that burnt out hell hole as well. But at the same time, these advanced humans have no clue that the bomb they've got will destroy the world; nevertheless, some sub-humans from the 20th century have it all sussed. And had life really gotten so bad that these zombies had to terminate the planet they lived on? I'd seek some therapy first. You know, clean slate and all? Finally, there's really just not much to hold interest for the average viewer here. The story line is very weak and characters lack any depth whatsoever. For me, this is the worst of the five original films. You only need to watch this if you want continuity. As a stand alone movie, almost a complete waste of time.
December 9, 2015
Una continuación algo extraña que intenta desesperadamente repetir los esquemas de éxito vistos en la primera parte, pero además de no conseguirlo desaprovecha el excelente material. No obstante, es una película sólida y disfrutable.
December 3, 2015
It presents some interesting ideas and ends in shocking fashion, but it was never going to top its predecessor.
August 4, 2015
Best Movie Ending Ever! It was a good sequel to a great movie, but hell yeah man blow the whole god damn planet up! oh yeah.... spoiler alert
½ July 17, 2015
One of the most disappointing sequels of all time! The acting though is worth a star, and it's entertaining enough. Overall a money grab garbage movie that's more focused on mutated boring humans then our protagonists and apes.
½ May 28, 2008
The rest of the "Apes" original sequels are a lot better than they are remembered for being. Once you get past the dated prosthetics, you're left with some biting social commentary that is still relevant today. Sure, there are clunky moments here - the next two films are a lot better - and Heston's role is explained away in a decidedly ham-fisted way, but overall the franchise as a whole continues along a solid path here.
January 10, 2014
150703: Weak follow-up to Planet of the Apes. Rushed at times and a bit too hokey.
½ June 30, 2015
What makes the sequel so intriguing to watch, is the entire unfolding of the Earth's past. The mystery behind the mutants and the Earth's past pushes the audience to continue watching the film. It's intriguing, this hellish post apocalyptic world that the humans live in. Despite all this, a somewhat bleak plot line and a terrible ending holds back this sequel from stardom.
½ May 15, 2015
Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a decent film. It is about the sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission who searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. James Franciscus and Kim Hunter give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Ted Post did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the action and adventure.
March 7, 2015
4/10 - Shockingly pointless. Useless, simple, rehash of the first with odd, unnecessary, plot twist.
½ March 2, 2015
It was OK. Not nearly as good as the first one. Nova was way hotter in this one though.
½ March 2, 2015
An oddball sequel that's both rehash and far departure.
February 13, 2015
I love the original and most of the sequels, with the exception of battle, but this movie had no idea what the original was trying to be. In this movie bright eyes, or taylor, or whatever you want to call him goes missing, and a new astronaut goes and tries to find him. What follows is mutant humans, the backwards spiral of Nova's character arc, and *spoiler alert* a nuke that blows up the whole entire earth... Although the acting is still good, and the makeup is just as stunning all in all not very good only helped by the previous tone
½ February 7, 2015
Probably rushed out too quickly to keep the Apes fresh in our minds. This installment was way off base to me and should've been omitted from the series.
February 7, 2015
The first hour flirts with some cool things while never matching the intelligence or feel of the first film, but after that it becomes laughably bad.
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