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Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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August 13, 2017
I only saw the unrated cut, not the censored cut. But this film is really good and I like how it directly moves to the forefront the discrimination under-tones of the previous films. It's a great compelling film, and I think Roddy McDowell''s performance as Caesar is as good as Andy Serkis's Caesar here, despite of the technological limitations of a mask compared to a motion capture suit. Also I like how bloody and brutal the war goes. And it's message about how war only creates more war.
August 7, 2017
Not a terrible movie but I did not love it either. a fare amount of it was boring until the end, it had a good ending. Overall it is OK.

6.3/10
August 4, 2017
While uneven and inconsistent in its pacing, "Conquest" is a notch above "Beneath" as it attempts to meld popcorn sensibilities with substantial racial subtext; it also features an excellent performance by Roddy McDowall.
July 30, 2017
Puntaje Original: 5.5

Un resultado que no justifica del todo los esfuerzos.
July 30, 2017
This is so dated and just looks terrible. In future, if I was doing an Apes marathon, again I would continue with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes as the fourth instalment.
July 19, 2017
Flawed, but watchable. Not as good as Escape, but better than Beneath.
July 15, 2017
After the devastating and emotional ending of the last film we now follow the life of the son of the two main characters in that last film. The events detailed by Cornelius in the last film come true with cats and dogs dying out due to a disease and apes taking their place as pets and then eventually slaves. This sets up the entire film and presents once again thoughtful social commentary not just on slavery and exploitation but also on there being a police state and willful use of violence. Roddy McDowall after previously playing as Cornelius now plays his son who eventually becomes known as Caesar and he is once again solid. The rest of the cast mostly makes no impression however and the narrative is a bit rushed but the script offers plenty of ideas to ponder and the film is the most violent action packed film in the series so far. The score is also decent and the ending once again is surprising in its commentary and in how it sets up the final act in the series.
July 14, 2017
Pierre Boulle e Paul Dehn estão fracassados como roteiristas, manter um nível razoável de sentido lógico e pedir demais agora que todas as seqüências do primeiro filme são desastrosas no que tange a talento. O que se vê como resultado geral é uma serie tentado sobreviver as custa da fama alcançada pelo primeiro filme, os produtores já deveriam ter parado antes que fique pior.
July 12, 2017
By the far the darkest film of the series unfortunately, it's the also the cheapest looking. Outside of a few main apes, the ape masks on the hundreds of servant apes are just cheap Halloween masks making it hard to disappear into the world of the apes as we once did. What keeps this movie intriguing is the return of Ricardo Montalbon, the relevancy of the story, and the award worthy performance of Roddy McDowell whom after portraying Cornelius in the 2 of the first 3 films now plays his son Milo/Caesar. Born Milo at the end of Escape, when given the opportunity to choose his name he picks Caesar, "A king?!" His master and nemesis Breck exclaims in testy manner. Filmed with two endings, one hopeful and one incredibly bleak. At least if you're a human.
½ July 8, 2017
Conquest has a solid story following Caesar and his rise. Most violent of the series and improves previous sequels, but still can't find the magic of the first. Also continues a surprising trend of the series touching on real life problems like slavery and police brutality.
½ July 3, 2017
If not for a superb performance by Roddy McDowall Conquest might falter a lot more than it does. But his very elevated performance shines through all the ape makeup and leaves us with a dark and lasting impression of what it means to be "human"
June 9, 2017
the second best in the original series a classic
May 16, 2017
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is admirably more serious, darker and with a very good premise, but the execution is so weak with a great third act, but the rest of the film is pretty dull. The cinematography is poor leading to a dreary looking film, the characterization is very weak and the film is never particularly entertaining leading to the first unfortunate misstep in the Apes franchise.
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.
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