Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and man deep in the bo. Note too how all the ape masks give the actors lisps, something I never noticed before. Brent has to figure out a way to save himself under the circumstances, which may be more difficult to accomplish in the battle between the dominant species on this planet. Yes, I was once ten years old. Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team.
The allegories are also confused by not really being allegories at all. Reviewed by jbirtel 6 Major Spoilers!!! Just think of the possibility if Nova was able to retain her pregnancy scene cut from the first film, the bomb wasn't doomsday, and she survives the end of the second film. Why do they wear human masks anyway? The question that should have been addressed next in a sequel was, what would Taylor do now that he realized he was on Earth? But a more diversified storyline was necessary that needed splitting the story between Taylor and the Apes which changed the flow of what followed previously. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn't initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent and Nova are eventually captured by a gorilla named Ursus James Gregory , a military leader who wants to lead a holy war on the mysterious inhabitants of the Forbidden Zone, but they escape with Zira's help.
Heck, you could have easily made a sequel movie without the apes returning, as far as I'm concerned! Brent is locked up in a cell by the mutants, and finds that his cellmate is Taylor, another abductee. Before dying, Taylor presses the detonation button and destroys the entire world. The mutant storyline and their dwellings underneath the remains of New York still has an irresistible viewing quality to it. The mutant storyline and their dwellings underneath the remains of New York still has an irresistible viewing quality to it. The story is that James Franciscus is another astronaut looking for Heston and his crew.
The mass of humanity has descended into speechless savagery, kept as captive animals by the talking apes who have inherited the world. The decreased budget a sensible studio idea to cut the finance of the sequels to a hit movie shows with some of the ape extras having decidedly ropy masks in the crowd scenes. Only John Chambers's special ape makeup design remains as extraordinary as ever, and the mask-covered deformed faces of the mutants is a creepy addition. The other reason is Taylor! Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What happens to him is what you'd want to see happen to the worst of villains, but not to the heroic character.
What other things were there to discover on the planet? New York Subway is just where people caught trains. For me, it is the most watchable of the sequels only because it's the only one that stays in the familiar territory established by the first film. Studio chief Richard Zanuck begged Heston to appear, and he finally agreed to do so for free, as a way of paying back Zanuck for greenlighting the original, but only on the condition that he die in the first scene. The question that should have been addressed next in a sequel was, what would Taylor do now that he realized he was on Earth? Escapes while apes on horseback fire their guns at him. And that is the main problem. As well as rescuing Taylor, the two men have to stop the gorillas from wiping out humanity … and stop humanity from fulfilling their self-appointed, self-destructive destiny. Even the working title - Planet of the Apes Revisited - betrays the lack of thought and the desire for finance that went into this one.
Brent James Franciscus , another astronaut sent after Taylor, lands on the planet and is taken to the ape city by Nova, where he's hidden by the friendly chimp scientists Zira Kim Hunter and Cornelius David Watson. Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Everything was bigger and better this time around: bigger sets, more gorillas, the whole of New York instead of a mere Statue of Liberty, and, best of all, faceless, telepathic mutants than can kill with the mind. Composer Leornard Rosenman created a very eerie, foreboding music score that touches on some semblance to Jerry Goldsmith's music from the original, while taking it into a different direction that effectively captures the mood of the film that works perfectly. On the many plus sides are: James Gregory's scene stealing 'General Ursus' that propels the conflict between ape and man especially his rousing call-to-arms speech ; Maurice Evans' 'Dr.
He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telekinetic humans. It's weird how all four sequels were made within a year of each other, yet at least two of them tried something new. Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes : Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Charlton Heston can't be blamed for his lack of enthusiasm, considering what he was presented with. Watson, standing in for an absent McDowall, does reasonably well but really doesn't look anything like him, even under latex. I do not recommend watching it in tandem with its magnificent predecessor though, because that's only going to make you more angry about the ending of this film. He then catches up with friend Taylor finally.
And as impressive as the effects are, if not directed well? It's a pity that Heston never realized that the best sequel story one could have explored was what happened to Taylor and Nova afterwards, and could have made for some equally compelling drama as the first film did. Alas, because of the plot device imposed by this film and Heston's inability to realize what a good thing he might have had going for himself , the rest of the series had to veer off into what was for me, a more uninteresting story line focusing on the Apes and their inevitable rise to power. These humans, who are in their own way as barbaric as the apes, want in turn to protect their species. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes.