Battle for the Planet of the Apes

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Released 1973

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Director:
J. Lee Thompson
Released:
1973
Rating:
G
Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a 1973 science fiction film that is the fifth installment in the Planet of the Apes film series. After wise Caesar (Roddy McDowall) leads his fellow apes to victory over the humans, he tries to broker peace between the two groups. Soon, a human named MacDonald (Austin Stokey) tells Caesar that he can learn the future of Ape City if he views the archives stored in the Forbidden City. Caesar, MacDonald, and Virgil (Paul Williams) travel there to find the records, but they discover that a ragtag group of humans is living in the area. Led by Governor Kolp (Severn Darden), the humans form a plan to destroy Ape City in retaliatiation for Caesar's unwanted intrusion into their zone. Meanwhile, Caesar's arch enemy, an ape named Aldo (Claude Akins), hatches a plot to overthrow Caesar in order to become the ape leader himself.

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  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Battle looks like the last gap of a dying series, a movie made simply to wring the dollars out of any remaining ape fans.

  • 42

    IndieWire

    It's hard to get the same feeling of awe and epic scale that the series' best installments can offer when you're essentially watching ten guys squabble in a forest.

  • 40

    Empire Ian Nathan

    Largely devoid of any charm or intelligence that made other Apes films entertaining, this one should be buried in the Forbidden Zone.

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