PLANET OF THE APES (Film Theatrical Release USA 1968)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Planet of the Apes
—classic movie—serves up a good portion of Charlton Heston in a completely unexpected story that causes reflection by examining the ‘what if’ scenario of animal domination upside down. This storyline and script are handled well by Director Franklin J. Shaffner.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Apes rule Planet Earth and dominate humankind.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Franklin J. Shaffner for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Arthur P. Jacobs for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: George Taylor (Charlton Heston), Cornelius (Roddy McDowall), Zira (Kim Hunter), Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans),  President of the Assembly (James Whitmore), Honorious (James Daly), Nova (Linda Harrison), Landon (Robert Gunner), Lucius (Lou Wagner), and Maximus (Woodrow Parfrey).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The concept completely works. Turning dominance inside out provides fresh perspective on the human/animal condition. 

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