Planet of the Apes

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1968 Series

  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
    • We begin our look at the series with a dive into the original film, the Madhouse of a planet where Apes rule and Humans drool.
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
    • Hero Taylor, having escaped Ape City, finds a colony of humans living beneath the surface of the planet. But these humans have their own nasty intentions that could spell an end for the planet... of the apes!
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
    • Using Taylor's ship (somehow, but don't worry about it), Cornelius and Zira manage to travel back in time, becoming the only two intelligent apes in a world of man.
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
    • Last surviving smart ape, Cesar (child of Cornelius and Zira), discovers the dangers of the real world when he's forced to live (as a subservient ape) among man... and the leads a rebellion against the oppressors.
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
    • In a future of this altered timeline, Ape and Man work together to try and stop civilization from deteriorating and causeing the cataclism that brought about the bad future we original saw. But not all humans, or apes, are on board with this plan.

Reboot Attempts

  • Planet of the Apes '74 & Return to the Planet of the Apes
    • Two lesser known attempts at reviving the Ape franchise, these TV shows are more interesting as curiosities than as things you'd actually want to watch.
  • Planet of the Apes (2001)
    • Eventually, Fox tried to fully revive the franchise with a new film to launch a new series. Then they mucked it all up by giving the reins to Tim Burton who made the most lackluster film in the franchise.

2011 Series

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    • A new decade and a new attempt to revive the franchise, but this one is actually really good. Shifting away from all the old continuity, this movie posits a world where the intelligent apes, lead by Ceasar, rise up due to scientific experimentation (and not apes from space).
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • Due to a plague, humanity is mostly wiped out. Just a few small pockets remain while the Apes slowly begin to trive. But when the two sides meet, the potential clash could spell the end of both species.
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
    • Humanity is on the brink leading an insane warlord to launch a last ditch attack on the Ape city. Today is the day for a war for the planet... of the apes!