Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi


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In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.


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2 July 2000 | stew100
It tries, but not well enough
This film's low budget really does it in. The make-up that had worked so well in the first film looks cheap and phony here. The script is half-baked and if you think about it, kind of tasteless. They should have been more subtle with that equating blacks with apes thing. The film is well-directed and its fast pace helps, but it really needed to be better mounted and given a longer running time to develop its story. As it is it's just not very convincing and even more than a little silly. And when I look at a good actor like Roddy McDowall all hunched-over in that make-up, I have to wonder, "Did he really need the gig that much?"

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,043,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,043,472

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