Back to the Planet of the Apes (1980)

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This is not an original made-for-TV movie, but two episodes of the 1974 TV series Planet of the Apes (1974) edited together: Planet of the Apes: Escape from Tomorrow (1974) and Planet of the Apes: The Trap (1974).


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Directors:

Arnold Laven , Don Weis

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (characters), Edward J. Lakso, Art Wallace

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6 July 2009 | pdelamore
6
| Not bad at all
While watching this movie, I could not help but shake a sense of familiarity. I was pretty sure I hadn't seen it before, but a part of me recognised what was unfolding.

Lone behold, I find that it's just two episodes of the TV show stuck together. Regardless of this, it's quite an engaging little piece. You get the same type of message as the previous movies yet with a little less focus on the weird and a little more focus on the actual relationship between man and ape.

It's something we've seen before and the plot does feel a bit mediocre and shoestring at times, but I most certainly enjoyed it. The ending is shoddy, but this can be explained by the episodes being stuck together.

Overall, solid acting and a familiar premise means that you'll enjoy this little ride back through the Planet of the Apes, but will probably want to revisit the original by the end. 6/10

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