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ZEDD'S REVIEWS

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971)
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Directed By:
Don Taylor

Starring:
Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy, Eric Braeden, William Windom, Sal Mineo and M. Emmet Walsh

Rated G
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence

THE PLOT:

Taylor's ship arrives back on Earth not long after he left. But it was Cornelius, Zira and Doctor Milo behind the wheel. Trapped back in time, the three chimps must learn to adapt to a creul and unforgiving past. But the public start to treat the wayword apes like celebs from the future. All except one Washington insider who fears the future and decides to act on it. Thinking that doing away with Cornelius and Zira will stop the fate that nuclear weapons will destined to bring.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I must applaud the Planet Of The Apes series, all of them are very character driven and have well rounded and likable characters and this is no exception. The story works, the characters are great. It's amazing how they were able to continue the series, trust me, see the second planet of the apes movie and you'll learn how amazing. Now for the bad part, without giving anything away, the climax of the film was very, very sad and the ends justifies the means is no answer. What the villain does wrong is not trying to chance history, is how he does it. Making peace is more of an answer, it's war mongers that will destroy this world bring about the Planet Of The Apes, not these gentle strangers from tomorrow. Now that I said that I must recommned this movie to all of the people who liked the Tim Burton remake, see the classic Planet and see how much Tim screwed it up. 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Inside the Planet Of The Apes universe is a scary place to be and allthough I agree with Zedd's review I will have to say that this is one of the best in the series and true the sad ending places a damper on that, but in that brings new hope for the future. That said I give Escape from the planet of the Apes 10 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story is character driven fun.)
+ CHARACTERS (Always well written.)
+ MAKE UP EFFECTS (The make up effects are perfect as always.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- SAD ENDING (Without giving it away, there is a sad ending.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you didn't like the first two movies, then this isn't for you.)

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