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Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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½ March 26, 2017
Very good! Unfortunately, they got rid of Zira and Cornelius, so it lacks a certain humor to it.
February 14, 2017
The set-up is bizarre, even by Planet of the Apes standards, it doesn't stand up to the slightest scrutiny, and the ending is a bit wonky as it tries to have its cake and eat it. But inbetween is the most emotionally affecting film since the original while still providing the franchise's usual food for thought, Conquest is the most competent and well directed of the sequels.
February 11, 2017
Fast forward 20 years with Caesar, the son of Cornelius, alive and hidden all this time in a zoo. Now humans use apes as servants, pets and work in menial jobs until they retaliate against humans for poor treatment. Most humans in 1991 appear to be employed in security to beat misbehaving apes. I must say, using Roddy McDowell to also voice Caesar as well as his father, Cornelius, in the previous films was confusing. Same themes explored here in race relations and treatment of animals.
½ February 7, 2017
Arguably the second best of the original series of films. Full of 70s hokum against a bleak backdrop. For all that, it is a well done piece of apocalyptic sci fi.
November 24, 2016
Conquest actually had potential, but it didn't come up on screen since the characters and plot wasted it on dull preaching about anti-dictatorship and anti-oppression. Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a much better written script and even better visual effects than Conquest.
½ November 22, 2016
Twenty years later, the son of Cornelius and Zira organizes the ape uprising on their human masters, who have taken apes into slave-like conditions after cats and dogs are wiped out as pets. Only recommended to dedicated series fans.
October 19, 2016
One of the best movies ever made, really.
October 18, 2016
When talking about studio interference, this movie tends to come to mind more so than almost anything else, for me. A grim and dark ending to a grim and dark story is kind of what is called for, but sometimes the studio wants a happy ending and often the studio gets what it wants. As it stands to watch the movie is brought down by its new ending, keeping the original wouldn't have made too much of a difference over all, but it would have made an at least noticeable one.
August 27, 2016
I loved the directing especially in the night time scenes when the ape riots began. The scenes of complete silence other than the sounds of the apes' footsteps twoards the local force were so powerful in showing how revolution is never as beautiful and glorious as it may seem, and although sometimes necessary, often brutal.
July 30, 2016
Given the steadily declining budget this is at least pretty well made. Though joyless, darker and more violent it's action and social commentary make it watchable even if the plot is a little half baked.
June 26, 2016
Not that powerful of a message, but at least there's a revolution
June 3, 2016
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes returns the Apes series to a relative level of excellence after the letdown that was Escape From the Planet of the Apes. Conquest is a logical extension of the story arc that was introduced in the previous film, and sets the series up nicely for what should be a fitting conclusion and full-circle closure for the series. The highlight here is Roddy McDowall's performance as Caesar, punctuated by his fervent monologue to close out the film.
March 25, 2016
Perfunctory third sequel, jettisoning the humour of Escape, and laying on the social and metaphorical significance as if its audience were terminally thick. A series now on life support and still as boring as the original. Roddy MacDowall does what he can from behind the latex.
February 21, 2016
As the previous film states, humans lose their cat and dog like pets and take onto apes as pets in their stead. This leads to the treatment of them as slaves. This film denotes this segment of the timeline in the storyline. The main ape is the spawn of the apes from the previous film and becomes known as Caeser. He fights for ape justice and leads a revolution. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is one of the films that inevitably going to be made made in the series. It should be one of the most entertaining films in the franchise, but it was pretty standard. The movie has some good moments, but the series is clearly on a decline.
February 8, 2016
Best Planet of the Apes sequel. Perfectly reflects the attitudes of the 70s and can easily blend in with the darker films of the 80s. For a film that cost only two million dollars, it seems to be directed pretty damn well. Watch the unrated cut though, as it doesn't hold back.
January 22, 2016
Sadly, this movie promised us more than it ended up being. It gets very confusing with the timeline, and has some plotholes. I still enjoy it, but it is definately worth a watch.
December 9, 2015
La mejor aparte de la original, plantea una rebelión muy interesante y satisfactoria de seguir,
December 3, 2015
Tight, thrilling, and chillingly relevant, this is both a compelling sequel and a captivating prequel. McDowall left Andy Serkis some large prehensile-toed shoes to fill.
August 4, 2015
This is my favorite Apes movie, Caesar is raised by Khan and becomes a certified bad ass. Oh yeah, fuck the apes taking jobs from the hard working waiters of the world!
July 17, 2015
Absolutely boring and only a great battle scene... That's it.
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