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Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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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 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.
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.
November 21, 2011
I'm sure this seemed better when it was originally released due in large part to a dearth in solid science fiction stories, but it hasn't aged well.
½ January 11, 2015
underated movie, pity we did not see more of Chuck Heston but very enjoyable
Super Reviewer
February 11, 2007
Didnt like this as much as the other planet of the apes movies. This is the 4th one. Still a must see if u love this scifi serie of movies.
December 28, 2014
All's good while above ground, even though it's almost a blow by blow remake of the first film. Once the ludicrous 'underground' plot takes hold though this movie rapidly deteriorates into sixties sci fi hokum.
November 29, 2014
While it's agreeable that POTA could have used a sequel, it's hard to believe this was the best that could have came up. Several elements are retreated on, though most of the good elements are forgotten. The plot has many confusing pieces to it and wears down the concept quickly. This film ends up becoming a unessential sequel.
½ November 22, 2014
Hokey, old-school fun as background. LOVED the mutants worshipping a nuclear bomb!
November 7, 2014
Was der erste Teil mit Überraschungen wett gemacht hat, erschrickt man sich im zweiten Teil nur noch! Die Effekte sind billiger geworden und die Geschichte wiederholt sich. Man hat den Rest vom ersten Teil nur wieder aufkochen lassen. Die Story ist ja nicht schlecht, aber der Schluss ist absoluter Trash geworden. Das hat den ganzen Film wieder komplett versaut!
July 6, 2014
Ted Post's Beneath the Planet of the Apes is best defined as a filler movie in the franchise, connecting Planet of the Apes (1968) with Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), as nothing in the movie stands out, nor does it introduce anything solid to the narrative, other than fulfill a certain 'prophecy' from the first movie.
October 8, 2007
Starts almost immediately after the shocking twist ending of the original Planet of the Apes, showing Charlton Heston and Linda Harrison finding the Statue of Liberty to confirm that the Planet of the Apes is indeed Earth. Then starts on a second arc focusing on the rescue team, in particular Brent, who was sent in after Chuck only to find an escalated situation with the Ape Military having taking over the Ape City and starting to plan the search and possible extermination of the lost civilization that exists within the Forrbidden Zone. The final act is what makes the film for me since the initial sequences are essentially reintroducing similar aspects of the original. When we find the underground city of radioactive survivors living amongst the ruined historical landmarks of NYC worshiping the atom bomb as some sort of false idol is where things get awesomely trippy. Pretty heady stuff for the 60's and shows when the mindset of the population was at the time. Pretty top shelf and would be pretty hard to find a darker ending around that same time period.
September 20, 2014
More out-there than I had expected. It was OK, but didn't come close to matching the first film. (First and only viewing - 9/20/2014)
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