58 - Planet of the Apes

War of the Planet of the Apes is out this week, capping off a trilogy of snazzy, modern apes movies, but before the franchise was a surprisingly intelligent and emotionally resonant, it was a load of films in the '60s and '70s about chimp-men with coconut-faces, running around, causing chaos for people like Charlton Heston. We dive into those original films, here, in preparation for our modern P.O.T.A. episode, next week, covering the new movies (and Tim Burton's weird attempt in the middle).

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Films covered in this episode:

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 80%

Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 44%

Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 64%

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 60%

Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰
Sol: ✰ ½
Overall score: 37%

Episodes in the Planet of the Apes series:
"
Planet of the Apes"
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

We review War for the Planet of the Apes in:
"Review of the Year 2017: Part 2"

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