Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: April 3, 1968
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alejandro970Aug 13, 2017
One of best movies of sci-fi genre in sixties decade. Charloton Heston, so make-up effects still do not lose their ability to amaze. The unexpected twist of final act is one best of ever times.
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ItsAllOgre5Jul 14, 2017
An immortal classic. It might be a little slow to start, but it has excellent pacing and acting. I'm also extremely impressed by how much the actors were able to express under all that excellent make-up. The characters are all very well done;An immortal classic. It might be a little slow to start, but it has excellent pacing and acting. I'm also extremely impressed by how much the actors were able to express under all that excellent make-up. The characters are all very well done; you really get a feel for Taylor's desperation at the beginning, being chased around and locked up. He doesn't want to e treated like a wild animal, but then when he has control, you feel his sheer confidence, like when he holds a certain character hostage. This movie also tackles prejudice in a smart way, since the apes do not just blindly hate humans, but they want to retrain humans for their history of warfare and violence. Then you have Zira who wants to better understand the humans while still exercising caution. The characters behave realistically. Planet of the Apes is just a timeless movie. Expand
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Detento4587Nov 27, 2018
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50 years later and Planet Of Apes continues to have the same brilliance, his script is magical and passes a great message that until today is very reflexive, a good direction that can set the tone of the film in the first and only
Note:9.6
50 years later and Planet Of Apes continues to have the same brilliance, his script is magical and passes a great message that until today is very reflexive, a good direction that can set the tone of the film in the first and only attempt, not counting the end , which brings us one of the biggest plot-twist in film history. A revolutionary film for the genre of science fiction and one of my favorite films.
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imthenoobNov 3, 2018
You honestly can't go wrong with this classic. The cinematography and make up effects still very much live up to this day and that alone speaks to how well done this film was done. There are a few pacing issues throughout the film though,You honestly can't go wrong with this classic. The cinematography and make up effects still very much live up to this day and that alone speaks to how well done this film was done. There are a few pacing issues throughout the film though, Especially with the overly long introduction. Aside from that, It's great and a must watch. Expand
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gracjanskiMar 11, 2020
A classic movie with a great story and smart dialogues. There are so many similarities and social ciritics to our past and present. Yes, the beginning is a bit slow, but after 20 minutes it starts to be very interesting. Everyone who likesA classic movie with a great story and smart dialogues. There are so many similarities and social ciritics to our past and present. Yes, the beginning is a bit slow, but after 20 minutes it starts to be very interesting. Everyone who likes movies should see it. Expand
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Termin8terJul 22, 2017
I know lots of people hail this film as a masterpiece and everything, but I really wanted to like this movie (as I am a fan of Rise, Dawn, and War of the Planet of the Apes) but I just did not. Sure, this movie has decent acting, and goodI know lots of people hail this film as a masterpiece and everything, but I really wanted to like this movie (as I am a fan of Rise, Dawn, and War of the Planet of the Apes) but I just did not. Sure, this movie has decent acting, and good special effects, but I was just bored during pretty much the whole film.(with the exception of a few scenes) Expand
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amheretojudgeJul 5, 2018
a worth exploring land..

Planet Of The Apes 4 Out Of 5 Planet Of The Apes is a sci-fi plot driven feature that depicts a life changing experience of an explorer who has landed on an unknown land and probably among a known species. Despite
a worth exploring land..

Planet Of The Apes

4 Out Of 5

Planet Of The Apes is a sci-fi plot driven feature that depicts a life changing experience of an explorer who has landed on an unknown land and probably among a known species. Despite of having such a wide range on the genre, very few of them gets it right and this is one of them and primary reason to that is the maturity and the ingenious approach towards that concept is what makes it stand alone. It is short on technical aspects like cinematography, production design and editing although is rich in costume design and background score and sound effects. The writing is strong and witty and isn't afraid to visit unexplored places with thought-provoking concept and a sense of urgency that keeps the audience engaged throughout the course of it. The adaptive screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling is gripping and smart as the various steps in an act just falls in fluently without any hesitation. Franklin J. Schaffner; the director, is in his A game and has pulled off one of the best sci-fi fictional feature that is abruptly evergreen in its self-created mythology. It is short on performance but in actors' defense there isn't much range provided for them to factor in, accordingly. Planet Of The Apes is a worth exploring land on terms of the craft that went into creating such a glorifying and adventurous experience that communicates immensely with the audience.
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bluebeardtattooMay 3, 2019
Посмотрев последнюю трилогию Планеты обезьян, появилось желание взглянуть на классику. И не чуть не пожалел. Фильм реально смотрится легко и при этом появлялось желания ставить фильм на паузу если куда-то отлучался что бы не пропустить ниПосмотрев последнюю трилогию Планеты обезьян, появилось желание взглянуть на классику. И не чуть не пожалел. Фильм реально смотрится легко и при этом появлялось желания ставить фильм на паузу если куда-то отлучался что бы не пропустить ни минуты. К фильму практически нет претензий кроме небольших сюжетных дыр и игры некоторых актеров, но при этом хотелось бы отметить притягательную игру Хэстона. Прекрасный фильм, советую к просмотру любителям классики. Expand
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BlackManta67May 29, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Planet of the Apes is the masterpiece that Arthur P. Jacobs envisioned it to be before Pierre Boulle finished his book La Planète des singes that the film would be based on. Even through its difficulty of finding a studio that would produce the film, Rewriting Rod Sterling’s script that took thirty drafts and and over a year to write, recasting Hollywood legend Edward G. Robinson for the role of Dr. Zaius, balancing its budget, dealing with a hot climate, and most famously, creating believable apes. Its distinct score crafted wonderfully by Jerry Goldsmith flows beautifully with Leon Shamroy’s cinematography and William J. Creber’s sets. What this crew has accomplished is truly a work of art with a unique political awareness and style that remains iconic to this day. And that’s without even mentioning the actors! Charlton Heston knocks his role out of the park in his performance of the cynical astronaut Taylor, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter perfectly portray the two ape scientists Cornelius and Dr. Zira even through the difficulty of the makeup, Linda Harrison portrays the ‘savage’ human Nova to a tee considering her lack of lines, and Robert Gunner and Jeff Burton pull of convincing co-astronauts as Landon and Dodge who both synergize with Charleton Heston’s character Taylor in the first act of the film. Speaking of the plot, the opening scene establishes Taylor’s beliefs effectively in such a small amount of time and manages to establish the tone of the film, as it should. The effects put into the spaceship crash still hold up after fifty years and the script in the first act convincingly depicts the three astronauts, their conflicting views, and their constant attempt of survival in the desertous region later called the ‘Forbidden Zone.’ The scene were the Gorillas hunt the humans is the golden standard for all action scenes. The second act does a fantastic job at putting the audience in Taylor’s agonizingly frustrating situation of containment and state of nonacceptance. The chase scene through the ape scene is professionally shot and the human museum within it containing the remains of Dodge is terrifying. The third act capitalizes on suspense as Lucious breaks Taylor out of his cage and they all make for the dig site in the caves. The surprise of the human artifacts in the archeological dig, particularly the doll that speaks, provides a hint at the iconic big reveal at the end of the film, which is gorgeously shot and beautifully executed, especially with the well-written script.
Overall, the film is a science fiction/dystopian masterpiece as the stunning visuals and music guides the audience through this thought provoking new planet of the apes to bask in its nihilistic and sociopolitical themes. It really is a masterpiece, and who would have thought so, other than Producer Arthur P. Jacobs.
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MahmusSep 25, 2020
A really well made sci-fi classic that touches on themes of science and religion in a very creative, if not entirely subtle way.

The ape makeup is still really damn impressive to this day. It's baffling that the Oscars didn't have an
A really well made sci-fi classic that touches on themes of science and religion in a very creative, if not entirely subtle way.

The ape makeup is still really damn impressive to this day.
It's baffling that the Oscars didn't have an official Best Makeup category until the 80's. With movies like this and the equally impressive ape makeup in 2001: A Space Odyssey released the same year, you would think they'd realize earlier just how important it is.

Charlton Heston's maniacal laugh when Landon plants the flag is the wierdest, most amazingly hilarious thing ever.
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JWFSApr 23, 2020
Um dos melhores filmes de todos os tempos.. com certeza o melhor da franquia
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