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Battle For The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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November 30, 2017
The lowest point of the franchise. The budget is clearly low, the acting fairly bad, the photography and overall direction mediocre and the tempo slow. The duration might be small but a lot of scenes are longer than they should be and that just goes to show how sketchy this film is. Moreover, the philosophical questions that rendered the 1968 original a weighty classic are herein degraded to simplistic shallowness. It might not be an abomination but it's pretty boring all in all.
½ July 30, 2017
Puntaje Original: 4.5

La peor conclusión posible, claro ejemplo de lo innecesario y el vacío narrativo.
July 30, 2017
The last and poorest of the original pentalogy. Just like conquest it is so dated and should be ignored and replaced with a viewing of 2014's Dawn.
½ July 19, 2017
With a crippling budget it's amazing that this movie is even as watchable as it is. The script is somewhat clunky and the big action scenes simply do not have the scope they require. What's there is certainly ok if taken at face value. Not a terrible movie just very "undernourished".
July 19, 2017
A pretty dull finale for the Planet of the Apes franchise.
½ July 15, 2017
Fifth and final film in the series may well not end the series on a high but it is just about entertaining enough, Roddy McDowall is once again engrossing as Caesar, the score is decent, it offers up more social commentary that is thought provoking and the action scenes are solid. It does however suffer from a low budget which negatively impacts the production, it is once again rushed narratively and the ending is laughably bad.
½ July 12, 2017
The weakest in the original Apes saga, with a bigger budget, the script as it was originally written would've been a great send off to the first Sci Fi blockbuster franchise. Still, Roddy McDowell is mesmerizing to watch and the series still had something to say even if the series has run out of gas.
July 9, 2017
The closing chapter can't redeem a franchise that has lost its way so badly. Aldo's hatred of humans is never given enough substance to care. Caesar is a weak ruler who can't command respect, only to end his story by killing a fellow ape - losing himself in the process.
July 3, 2017
Trying to build off of where Conquest left us, Battle still ends up feeling more hollow then any of the series that have come before it. Again McDowall puts his best foot forward but it's not enough this time to save the film from mediocre territory.
½ June 20, 2017
weakest of the original series
½ May 16, 2017
Battle for the Planet of the Apes has a couple of nice, moving scenes and the ending is good, but this sequel is easily the worst in the original Apes franchise with weaker costumes, mediocre acting, weakly executed battle scenes and such a poor execution of a promising story.
May 4, 2017
I had higher hopes for this being the last film in the series, but it isn't as bad as people are saying. It's entertaining enough, even if it's lacking in originality. I wish it ended with a better sense of closure. (First and only viewing - 10/5/2014)
March 26, 2017
This one was okay. It is very exciting, but it definitely lacks dialogue.
½ March 17, 2017
story is horrible effects are horrible the worst movie in the franchise.
February 14, 2017
Powerful themes and a strong story are let down by often clumsy execution.
February 11, 2017
5th installment of the original series might be the best. Certainly the best since the original. Post nuclear war, a peaceful rural colony of humans and apes must defend itself from radiated survivors from New York City.
November 24, 2016
Just like Conquest, Battle had the potential to have been a great, ground-breaking movie but wasted their characters and storytelling about the same, continuously repeated goal of re-unification and peace through dull preaching and dull character development. But we can still thank this movie for having provided the creative writing backbone for the much better-made DAWN of the Planet of the Apes, just like we can thank Conquest for the same for RISE.

My message to fellow moviegoers who love apes, don't watch Battle, just watch the reboot Dawn of Planet of the Apes, it has a very similar story but with better special effects and better organized story and character structure.
½ November 22, 2016
Final instalment takes place in the future with apes and humans attempting to coexist but battling warmongering gorillas and mutant human survivors in the destroyed city. Has the feel of overkill for now tired series.
September 10, 2016
The steam for the Planet of the Apes franchise had obviously run out of steam a long time before this. Of all the movies in this series, this is unquestionably the redheaded stepchild. Nothing outside the bizarre and out of character ending will stick with your brain. The series should have ended with the last one, and have that one have the ending that it originally should have had before the studio stepped in. Shame.
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