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Klingon December 10 2012 12:30 AM

Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Personally, I'd have to go for Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). The end, with the hero being riddled with bullets and then Charlton Heston setting off the doomsday bomb. Classic.:techman:

Harvey December 10 2012 01:07 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
I voted for Escape from the Planet of the Apes, although the last time I saw the series I slightly favored the fourth installment.

(Obviously, the original is best, but I think the sequels aren't half-bad for their budget.)

Klingon December 10 2012 01:10 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
I think Escape is a little too talky and slow - especially for younger viewers.

Greg Cox December 10 2012 01:21 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Conquest, with Escape as runner-up.

Christopher December 10 2012 01:33 AM

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I went with Escape. I think it does the best job of capturing the social satire of the original. And Beneath loses points for the lack of Roddy McDowall and Jerry Goldsmith.

Ghouleddie74 December 10 2012 03:02 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Escape and Conquest for me. Both run almost neck and neck on my list with the 1971 film set on 20th century Earth as the slightly better of the two.

Battle has its moments but it's largely a mess and a very, very distant fifth among the original films.

Admiral Buzzkill December 10 2012 03:22 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Probably Escape, with Conquest a runner-up.

It's annoying that with production values that were in the ballpark with the first film, Beneath The Planet Of The Apes had a script that was so flat and uninvolving. The best review of the film I've seen was this one:

"Beneath The Planet Of The Apes is beneath the Planet Of The Apes."

Greg Cox December 10 2012 03:33 AM

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Quote:

SantaEddie74 wrote: (Post 7373938)
Battle has its moments but it's largely a mess and a very, very distant fifth among the original films.


For what it's worth, the novelization of Battle by David Gerrold is much more coherent than the movie, which appears to have been badly edited. The novel fleshes out the various plotlines more, possibly incorporating scenes from the original script.

As it happened, I read the novelization before I saw the movie, and was disappointed that the movie wasn't more like the book!

Tosk December 10 2012 03:57 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Conquest for me, with Escape a few steps behind. Then Beneath...and Battle in a distant last place. :)

Festering Esper December 10 2012 04:38 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
I like Beneath. Lots of Nova. Those creepy mutants removing their "faces" to worship their god the bomb. The end (of everything) with the voice over “In one of the countless billions of galaxies in the universe, lies a medium-sized star, and one of its satellites, a green and insignificant planet, is now dead.” That part always gave me the chills.

Ghouleddie74 December 10 2012 04:42 AM

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Beneath had the very creepy and menacing pipe organ music to accompany the Bomb Cult's worship services and Victor Buono(Batman's King Tut) as one of the mutant leaders. Those aspects were effective.

SiddFinch1 December 10 2012 04:46 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Escape then beneath then conquest and finaly battle. Although the.Marky.mark Tim burron would come in last if it was choice. Rise may be 2nd if it was.a choice

pigletsgiblets December 10 2012 04:54 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Beneath

I Am The Walrus December 10 2012 05:13 AM

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Conquest. Escape is a close second.

E-DUB December 10 2012 05:23 AM

Re: Best Planet Of The Apes sequel?
 
Don't remember the title but the one with Ricardo Montalban.


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