Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

(1973)

The final movie in the original Planet of the Apes series sees Caesar (Roddy McDowall) up against both an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction.... More

After the collapse of human civilisation, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar (McDowall) lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo (Claude Atkins) tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.Hide

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  • BBC

    The Planet of the Apes series started well, and gradually decreased in budget and quality. By Battle the budget is all but gone, and all the believability and excitement has gone with it. Full Review

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

  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes tried to live up to the franchise’s history but taking multiple paths, but it never reached the powerful destination of the previous four movies Full Review

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

  • [It] seems reluctant to use the potentials for astute comic strip philosophy that all the other films revelled in to a greater or lesser extent. Full Review