Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
Got more questions about news letters?
Already have an account? Log in here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
We encourage our community to report abusive content and/ or spam. Our team will review flagged items and determine whether or not they meet our community guidelines.
Please choose best explanation for why you are flagging this review.
Thank you for your submission. This post has been submitted for our review.
Sincerely, The Rotten Tomatoes Team
2/5. The second half has some interesting moments, but doesn't really feel like an Apes movie. Meanwhile, the first half is a retread of everything we have seen before, but worse.
While not quite as groundbreaking or epic as the first, I consider this the quintessential sequel. I cant' watch the first one without immediately watching this one. The scene where the mutants reveal their most inner selves scarred me for life. I still dread it when it approaches. And the bleak ending- the irony of Taylor doing what he does in contrast with the ending of the first movie is the greatest irony in almost any film I've ever seen. Love this movie- not as much as the first- but it is a close second. Disappointed y all the negative reviews.
If your a fan of the franchise you might like that it takes a completely different route. Me personally I was laughing at the low budget special effects. The costume and make-up is a step down. The idea is different but fails to convince me of anything plausible. ( that comment alone should give you an idea of how outlandish this is ). The worst part is its lack of any type of music during action scenes.
Two thirds of this movie was okay. Two-thirds...it was decent. But when they introduced the atomic bomb as both the main weapon, and the worship of it with humans that were above intelligence it totally misfired. I like these movies just fine. But this? Out of the original series, this one was the weakest. Yet, it did have some instances of good parts in it, with human interacting with apes as they were becoming unglued like we as a species are. Nice twist with the previous entry. But it all became eradicated with the ending of it. Nobody seemed to want to make it. It ended poorly.
I have to admit I actually kinda liked this one. It's nothing great but it's entertaining if you wanna kill some time or are doing a planet of the apes marathon like me
If you're watching Planet of the Apes just because you think it'll be fun (which it is), maybe don't waste your time watching this one...Boring retell of the first one with comical action. If you plan on watching the other three films, it would be good to watch though, or you'll be awfully confused come Escape.
It's by far my least favourite of the original five Planet of the Apes films. The first half is almost identical to the first film while the second half is just ridiculous nonsense.
This first sequel in the original POTA franchise gets criticized, among other things, for its lack of character development, but the bomb-worshiping mutants steal the show and ultimately disprove the old adage "mind over matter." The shocking ending is one of the best ever.
Although not as good as the first, I find the film quite good; They managed to take the story of the film to another level, with good twists and good action scenes. The film also had a rather captivating and interesting story. Highly recommend.
I was not a fan of the original Planet of the Apes, but for certain reasons I am now planning to watch through all the original sequels. But because I was down on the original I didn’t expect much from Beneath the Planet of the Apes. However it might have been even worse than I anticipated. After recapping the end of the previous movie, they have Charlton Heston disappear and then instantly replace him with a guy who kind of looks like him. What is almost comical is that they do the classic lazy sequel thing and have this guy go through the exact same arc as Heston did in the first film. However, instead of the iconic Statue of Liberty reveal this guy gets to look at subway signs. Then Beneath the Planet of the Apes starts to explore its title and takes a hard left turn into sci-fi stupidity. I’ve never been a huge fan of post-apocalyptic movies, but I find them even more annoying when they somehow make it so humanity takes an evolutionary step forward after the destruction of the world instead of backwards. The look, behavior, and superpowers of these surviving humans are ridiculous. There was a certain point where it moved past annoying and into straight up farce for me. I had some fun laughing at the movie, because I no longer respected it as a genuine effort to make a good story, and started to see it as a campy B-movie. Eventually faux-Heston and real-Heston meet up and have a confrontation. (I didn’t really mention Linda Harrison, because she’s just being dragged around the whole movie, and doesn’t do anything.) There’s a big climactic confrontation between future humans, apes, and the Hestons where no one does anything that makes sense. I was particularly annoyed how the future humans seemed to conveniently forget they have superpowers. And it ends giving the false hope that perhaps the series will end here and you won’t have to suffer through any more movies. Beneath the Planet of the Apes is bad, and I cannot fathom how this series remained popular enough to keep making movies after this.