SUNDAY SCI-FI are my suggestions for an afternoon movie that the family can get together and enjoy. CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is the Forth film in the original planet of the apes series.
Caesar is the descendant of two evolved Chimpanzee parents that escaped back in time from a doomed future. Because of the events in ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, he has to stay in hiding with his surrogate human father Armando, who runs a traveling circus. As Caesar grew from baby to adult, the earth was hit with a virus that killed many of the dogs and cats. Apes were domesticated as pets and then servants/slaves in those years. Caesar has to lay low in this society, especially with the same people from the previous film looking for him, who afraid of the impending Ape ruled future still looking for him.
Great acting by was again performed by Roddy McDowall as he did in the previous films. Ricardo Montalban and Natalie Trundy were also my favorites. The actors that played the Apes that couldn’t talk definitely had to act through their eyes and past the masks and make-up.
You can watch this film without seeing the previous ones. In fact, it could almost play as the beginning film because it sets up back story for PLANET OF THE APES. There is a lot of gun fire violence in this one (PG), so mind the little kids.
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