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Planet of the Apes


Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans View All


Franklin J. Schaffner (Director) View All

Release: Feb. 7th, 1968
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.
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There's an obvious anti-creationist tract at work here as various ape scholars dismiss the existence of intelligent humans on religious grounds, but it's interesting to see a civil rights allegory at work as the privileged sub-group unapologetically denigrates a supposedly inferior group (that is on....
But when the film goes all in, debating the very rights of a living creature, as well as their ideologies, viewpoints and beliefs whether religiously or scientifically that is when the film moves to a whole other level of genius and thought provoking filmmaking.
Now this film is DARK...VERY DARK...WELL QUITE DARK.The story is very good and isvery enjoyable.The characters are splendid in this even Nova who never speaks in the film (don`t tell me if she does in the next one...and yes i know what happens in 2).
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