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      Planet of the Apes

      G Released Feb 8, 1968 1 hr. 52 min. Sci-Fi Adventure TRAILER for Planet of the Apes: Trailer 1 List
      87% 61 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 15 Buy Now

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      Planet of the Apes raises thought-provoking questions about our culture without letting social commentary get in the way of the drama and action.

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      Victor hugo F e um bom filme até complexo com macacos inteligentes debatendo e críticando humanos e escravizando humanos e um bom filme Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/18/24 Full Review Rich B Loved it as a kid . Good movie for it time. Still worth a watch . Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review Robson C Um grupo de astronautas está em uma missão para viajar pelo espaço na velocidade da luz. A nave deles chega em um planeta a princípio deserto até que encontra um grupo de homens primitivos que são caçados por um grupo de macacos evoluídos. O comandante da missão Taylor consegue sobreviver e acaba fazendo amizade om o casal de cientistas Cornelius e Zira, já que ele consegui falar ao contrário dos outros humanos. Eles decidem ajudar Taylor o que acabam colocando em confronto com o Dr. Zaius, ministro da ciência e defensor da fé. Planeta dos Macacos é um marco da ficção científica que acabou por influenciar muitos outros filmes depois. O filme é um libelo contra a corrida armamentista, bem no meio da Guerra Fria, como também contra o obscurantismo da elite que esconde fatos que podem ir contra o estabelecido. Do lado técnico, eles adotaram a ideia de uma civilização se erguendo ou reerguendo. Enquanto há elementos como armas de fogo ou áreas da ciência já estabelecidas, como psicologia, veterinária, biologia, medicina, história, arqueologia, etc, em vários momentos nota-se que a sociedade dos macacos ainda é arcaica. O grande destaque são as máscaras e as próteses para os atores e atrizes que fazem os macacos e o trabalho corporal para situá-los em um aspecto mais humanizado, mas mantendo trejeitos reconhecíveis dos primatas. A cena final continua sendo um dos maiores plot twists da história do cinema. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Sean C As a young kid in Saratoga Springs, NY, I went to double-feature of the first two POTA films. The Statue of Liberty ending is one of my top ten cinematic memories. Years later when I discovered that Rod Serling co-wrote the original movie, my love for the apes franchise was solidified. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Joel B Planet of the Apes is about these Astronauts who land on this unknown planet that is ran by apes. It's pretty clear quite early on what the massage is, from how the apes treat the humans and it's pretty much just the opposite from our world. It's pretty on the nose and isn't very subtle. The film visually is very impressive considering when it came out. And delivers great wide landscape shots. It's interesting at first how the Astronauts react to their ship crashing. They don't really seem fazed that they are trapped and have no way of getting home. But then there is nothing back home for them as all their loved ones are dead which is an interesting perspective. It's interesting how the apes refuse to believe Gorge Taylor's story as that would then force then to question everything they've ever know. And how some apes might know more than they let on. It's definitely a film that hits on more an intellectual level rather than just a basic SYFI film. Overall it's a good and interesting watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Joshua H Watching a movie this old was very interesting and I found it a fascinating. The way it explored humans inhumanity towards humans was very effective and has aged really well. On the other hand the commentary on faith Vs science (with faith being presented as wrong) didn't really work for me personally (but this is very much a me thing as I'm a Christian). The pace of the movie is very different to modern movies and a lot slower and it does make the movie feel longer than it actually is which made it feel like a bit of a drag. But this was a really interesting watch and I very much enjoyed watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wendy Ide Times (UK) It’s an entertaining adventure picture that delivers a fairly damning indictment of human society along with its popcorn thrills. Nov 16, 2023 Full Review Pauline Kael New Yorker The picture is an enormous many-layered black joke on the hero and the audience, and part of the joke is the use of Charlton Heston as the hero. I don't think the movie could have been so forceful or so funny with anyone else. Mar 19, 2019 Full Review John Mahoney Hollywood Reporter By its appeal to both the imagination and the intellect within a context of action and elemental adventure, in its relevance to the consuming issues of its time...Planet of the Apes is that rare film which will transcend all age and social groupings. Mar 27, 2018 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand It’s pop sci-fi done up with style by director Franklin J. Schaffner, who makes the most of his savage landscapes and superb art direction and creates vivid, fully rounded characters from his simian cast... May 6, 2023 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Wildly popular but heavy-handed and amateurishly directed film of Pierre Boulle's "Monkey Planet" still has a great idea going for it. Rated: B- Nov 29, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Space special effects have aged, but the makeup effects for the mutant apes remain perfectly adequate. Rated: 8/10 Aug 27, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.
      Director
      Franklin J. Schaffner
      Screenwriter
      Michael Wilson, Rod Serling
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox, APJAC Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 8, 1968, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 12, 2014
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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