Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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March 26, 2019
There's no question that with its mishmash of half-baked ideas, lack of strong characterization and clear budgetary issues, Beneath represents a steep drop in overall quality from the magnificent Planet of the Apes.
March 26, 2019
The ending of Beneath the Planet of the Apes has shock value, but it's hollow.
March 26, 2019
We've been there, done that, and bought the plastic orang-utan figurines.
March 26, 2019
With themes and action relevant to the 20th century and beyond, this worthy sequel continues author Pierre Boulle's tale in suitably dark and thrilling fashion.
March 26, 2019
The first sequel to the enormously successful Planet of the Apes is also the best. Less subtle and profound than its predecessor, it's still an exciting and colourful action adventure.
March 18, 2019
The zoom-frenzy direction of Ted Post, and a vague satire of Vietnam featuring some hysterical protesting peacenik chimps, does little to cover-up the film's difficulties. But it does have its moments.
March 18, 2019
The whole movie is often frightening in the wrong way -- not by force of satire but by weight of attitudinizing.
October 31, 2018
There are a lot of good ideas peppered throughout the screenplay by Paul Dehn...The problem is that none of these ideas are properly nurtured.
September 17, 2018
Suffers from Jaws 2 syndrome, attempting to replicate the beats of the first film too closely with much of the same cast reprising their roles and character ticks and because of that, it simply doesn't have its own fingerprint.
August 19, 2017
The best parts of the film are also the places where it's most ineffective as a sequel.
June 5, 2009
Social commentary was not one of this glum film's strong points.
March 11, 2008
annoying sequel
June 4, 2007
[A] quickie follow-up that vainly tries to imitate the look of the original on an obviously limited budget, and for the most part, eschews the philosophical, social, and racial subtext of the first film in favor of straightforward shoot-em-up.
June 4, 2007
Hokey and slapdash.
April 9, 2007
A lot less poky than the original, and generally more entertaining.
January 26, 2006
This first sequel to Planet of the Apes isn't bad, but already shows the way the original conception was to degenerate into routine comic strip adventure.
July 16, 2005
July 7, 2005
One of the best sequels ever, building on the story while re-delivering what fans liked about the first
July 1, 2004
February 10, 2004
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