Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Title: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Release year: 1972
Country: United States
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban
Rating: 4/5

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the deceased apes Cornelius and Zira, emerges after nearly twenty years in hiding from the authorities and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Connections
Planet of the Apes
1968
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
1970
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
1971
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
1973
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Beneath the Ape Masks: Rebellion Brews in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

2024-05-13

“Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” takes the series in an exciting new direction. Originally released in 1972, this sci-fi action movie throws us into a dystopian future where mankind has enslaved the apes. Our protagonist, Caesar, son of the familiar Cornelius and Zira from the previous films, emerges from hiding after nearly two decades. Witnessing the plight of his kind, Caesar leads a rebellion against their human oppressors.

Roddy McDowall delivers a powerful performance as Caesar, nuanced in his intelligence, simmering anger and eventual leadership. The movie tackles pertinent social issues, drawing parallels between ape slavery and real-world injustices. While the special effects may seem dated by today’s standards, the ape costumes remain effective and allow the actors to convey emotions believably.

“Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” is not without its flaws. The accelerated evolution of the apes compared to previous films may raise an eyebrow. However, the film’s core themes and strong performances make it a thought-provoking and entertaining entry in the Planet of the Apes franchise. It’s worth a look for sci-fi fans and those who appreciate movies with a social conscience.

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