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Franklin J. Schaffner’s “ Planet of the Apes ” is one of the science fiction classics par excellence – groundbreaking, often quoted and even more often copied. And there is no shortage of sequels, new editions and further developments of the material. In the cinema alone, «Planet of the Apes» was continued with a total of eight films. Most of them have been available on Disney + for a long time, now the ninth, last missing chapter has finally followed.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes is available now with Disney+ subscriptions . So if you might only start with the current trilogy consisting of “ Planet of the Apes: Prevolution ”, “ Planet of the Apes: Revolution ” and “ Planet of the Apes: Survival ”, which we even consider to be one of the best blockbuster series of the recent past has acquired a taste for it, can now easily catch up on all of its predecessors with one and the same streaming subscription.
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Incidentally, the author of this article finished the «monkey» saga a few months ago with a binge marathon and was very happy with it — both with the phenomenal first part and with the sequels and new versions, which range from masterful to guilty pleasure . Regarding «Escape from the Planet of the Apes», however, one has to honestly say that it is one of the weaker contributions to the science fiction series. At least when it comes to the official FILMSTARTS review…
«Escape from the Planet of the Apes»: It’s best not to take it too seriously
Director Don Taylor («The Omen II») staged the second sequel to the milestone in 1971 with «Escape from the Planet of the Apes» just three years after the original — in which the monkey scientists Dr. Cornelius ( Roddy McDowall ), Dr. Zira ( Kim Hunter ) and Milo ( Sal Mineo ) are forced to flee their doomed homeland. With a lot of luck, they manage to get the spaceship of Taylor, who once made an emergency landing here, going and embark on a journey into the unknown — until one day they land on a strange planet that somehow seems familiar to them. It’s just that it’s not the monkeys who are in charge here, but the people…
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