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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

action & adventure, drama, sci-fi & fantasy

Colorful, futuristic sets, a relentless pace and an action-packed climax highlight the fourth episode of the legendary Apes saga, starring Roddy McDowall and Ricardo Montalban.

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- Angela Baldassarre,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


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- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Caesar: Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of Man's downfall - the day when he finally and self-destructively turns his weapons against his own kind. The day of the writing in the sky, when your cities lie buried under radioactive rubble! When the sea is a dead sea, and the land is a wasteland out of which I will lead my people from their captivity! And we will build our own cities in which there will be no place for humans except to serve our ends! And we shall found our own armies, our own religion, our own dynasty! And that day is upon you... now!

- DrZeek, Tuesday, August 2, 2011

5 stars

I really don't care what anyone says, I feel that this is the best movie in the series next to the original and certainly just as powerful. The set design, costuming, make-up and effects are all at their best and presents us with a very believable and scary future. Roddy McDowall's performance as Caesar is undoubtedly the most impacting element of the movie, giving off a sort of Malcolm X quality. This says so much about civil rights and equality in general, being the most political of all the series. We all knew that the apes would eventually take over, but the how and the why is so much more interesting. You still question a possible salvation in this, which is great. The idea that we can change the future is a wonderful concept to explore.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 stars

At this point (the 4th movie in the series) any semblance of the original series is gone--and with it any sense of logic. (I'm just going to get this out of the way here, but why the hell would you keep something that could beat the living shit out of you as a pet?) So, retarded logic aside, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes isn't that bad. It's always funny to watch older movies vision of the future after its come and gone and Conquest's version of the future was no exception with everyone wearing all black in their 1984 society. All that nonsense aside the movie's not too bad with the exception of the disjointed free-for-all ape revolution toward the end. Some great imagery included, Conquest brings the series full circle where it should have ended.

- mjgildea, Friday, January 2, 2009