Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) (2.5/4)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Fifth and final entry in Arthur Jacobs Planet of the Apes series, and the least effective. This was relegated to the 'B' category as witness the decreased production values and a less incisive script by John William Corrington and Joyce Hooper Corrington. Upstart apes plot to promote a culture that treats men and apes equally, but insurrectionist gorillas thwart this movement with the help of mutant humans.

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
The cast includes: Roddy McDowall (Caesar), Claude Akins (Gen. Aldo), Natalie Trundy (Lisa (Caesar''s wife)), Severn Darden (Gov. Kolp), Lew Ayres (Mancemus (keeper of the armory)), Paul Williams (Virgil), France Nuyen (Alma), Paul Stevens (Mendez), Pat Cardi (Young chimp), John Landis (Jake''s friend), John Huston (The Lawgiver)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 96 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Related categories: End of the World

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