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Plot: Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague and now apes are household pets that are treated like slaves. Caesar has the intelligence to fight this oppression. Written by Josh Pasnak Runtime: 88 min Release Date: 30 Jun 1972
One of the few perfect tens I've ever given. (by ArthurHeath)
On a scale of one to ten, this is one of the few perfect tens I've ever given. Roddy McDowell returns to the Planet of the Apes franchise as Caesar, known in the previous film, albeit briefly, as Milo, newborn son of Zira and Cornelius. This is the apocalyptic tale of the slavery that eventually leads to man's final end. The cruelty in this film is so harsh, so harshly real. This film was returned again and again from the censors. They refused to release it without cuts. The cuts were made and yet still this film feels to me to be one of the most harshly realistic films I've ever <more>
seen. I pride myself on my inability to be shocked. Yet this film struck right through all the layers of protection my life has wrapped me in.The riot scenes were so stunningly authentic. One needs not change much to find oneself staring at our own violent past. Let us hope that it will not be, as some have feared, our future as well.It inspired me. In a very Shakespearean way. The reconditioning camps... the men dressed like soldiers of the Reich... the cruelty... the electrocutions... the conspiracies of men in power... Conquest of the Planet of the Apes was made with a very limited budget. Caesar's prosthetics works were the only high grade appliances in the film. But it works very much with what it had. And it has a finely crafted story. Several steps removed from the rampant idealism of Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest deals with the rage that was bound to result from those events. This is a most important metaphor. A most important film.If all films were made with such unrestrained passion, with such verve, we would all be better off. Also it was interesting to me to watch this film because I as able to see inspiration and how it works between peers. Recently I had the oppurtunity to read George Romero's first draft to Day of the Dead -DRASTICLY different from the project that culminated. There were many scenes of the undead legions separated into units, red overalls and green overalls, learning different skills. Being taught. Very similar in every respect to the ape conditioning sequences in this film. In the end, Romero's film works better WITHOUT those sequences, but still it is quite interesting to be able to see from whence some ideas spring. Digression aside, this is a very potent film. One that teaches us, if allowed, much about our humanity. Excellent reprisal performance by Ricardo Montalban. Performance by Roddy McDowell of such a high calibre that it makes up for his relative absence in the previous feature.Wonderfully adept script by Paul Dehn. Visionary direction by J. Lee Thompson, known for his excellence in his field. Thompson has also been responsible for such highly regarded films as the original Cape Fear and The Guns of the Navarone.I wish there were more films like this, more films that just go balls to the wall and are so unabashedly free. This movie is not afraid to be what it is. It makes no apologies for the violence it's heroes are forced to resort to. Nor should it. Sometimes bad things happen. And sometimes good men must take to arms to stop the bad men from taking over.I fear, knowing the result. Knowing the new regime is no better than it's predecessor. The true fear of any freedom fighter.This will be a film that I watch over and over and over again.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - The best of the Best! (by gandhi_III)
This is by far the best ape film of the series.The powerful performance by Roddy McDowall is riveting, I have never been so touched by a performance. This picture has a similar feeling to Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Roddy is by far a superior performer than Heston. It is A grade low budget cinema at it's best.The timing of the picture is also on par. I really thought I was watching an apocalyptic thriller set in the 90's the vision of the future . This movie is way ahead of it's time. Much respect to the writers and directors for making such a masterpiece.
Forget the politics! Enjoy the movie! (by s-woodier)
Forget the social commentary and the comparisons to real life struggles and enjoy Conquest for what it is. A film about apes with machine guns! Conquest is the violent one of the sequels and is all the better for it. Roddy Mcdowall gives his strongest performance as the simmering Caesar, on a personal mission to lead his comrades to freedom. The means to achieve this? Revolution! We see apes gathering hatchets disturbing , apes gathering knives and apes gathering guns for what will lead to a bloody confrontation with those nasty humans. Ricardo Montalban returns and his performance is <more>
definitely a high point. He also exits the film from a high point... This one was not filmed in the usual Panavision R , but filmed in TODD AO 35, which gives the film a slightly different look. Gorillas in boiler suits! Gotta love this movie.
My sister was 5 years old when we saw "Conquest." (by copper1963)
My dad doesn't recall her going, but I remember she did. Our family didn't always attend Disney flicks. The opening credits sequence had to have scared her, even I was little unnerved. Back in 1972, this was the "must see" film of the summer. I have always been impressed with the opening credits. The way J. Lee Thompson choreographed the emergence of the apes from around a corner of the Century City Plaza, never ceases to amaze me. Tom Scott's underrated jazz/avant-garde score is perfect for this sequence. A dissonant chord is heard on the soundtrack: North America, <more>
1991. First we see one gorilla, then another, and then another, until finally we see an enormous band of them. I think this is one of the best openings in screen history. Later on, Scott's music wonderfully captures the sheer violence of the ape rebellion. I can never forget the musical cue for the guard with the flame thrower. I like Caesar's speech at the end--even if the tone was changed. And that crazy matte painting of the skyscraper engulfed in fire even startled my girl friend. A job well done.
An extremely strong and effective sequel (by GusF)
The fourth and penultimate film in the series, "Conquest" represents a major change in tone from its relatively light-hearted predecessor, "Escape from the Planet of the Apes". This is notable as being the first film not to feature either any characters from the original film or characters created by Pierre Boulle. This time around, the focus is on Caesar, the now fully grown son of the talking chimpanzees from the future, Cornelius and Zira, who appeared in the previous three films. Like his father, Caesar is played by the good luck charm of the "Apes" <more>
franchise, the frequently underrated Roddy McDowall.Taking place in the then near future of 1991, Caesar is brought into the city - which city is never specified - by his human foster father Armando, played extremely well by Richardo Montalban. Now about 18 years old, Caesar has seemingly lead a relatively sheltered life under the watchful and caring hand of Armando and has spent much of that time as a performer in Armando's circus, now an outdated form of entertainment. Caesar is told by Armando that in 1983, an astronaut brought a virus back with him from space and, as a result, every dog and cat in the world died within months. It was soon discovered that apes, like their human cousins, were immune to the virus and were consequently taken as pets in the years that followed. Over time, it became clear that apes could be taught to perform household chores and manual labour, meaning that they turned from pets into slaves. Outraged by his kind's plight, Caesar begins to plot a revolution to teach humanity a lesson.In terms of the effectiveness of its social commentary, "Conquest" is probably second only to the original film. It has very interesting things to say about humanity and the way in which we treat our kind. The apes are essentially a stand in for each and every race of people who have been oppressed or enslaved throughout history, most obviously African-American slaves in the United States and, before that, British North America. The mistreatment, to put it mildly, of the apes at the hands of the humans is deliberately intended to bring to mind that of the slaves in the Antebellum United States. This is exemplified by the presence of Mr. McDonald, played by Hari Rhodes, the one sympathetic human character other than Armando. Unlike many of his fellow humans, he sympathises with the apes' plight which is perhaps unsurprising given that he himself is African-American.As with the previous three films, "Conquest" has a strong villain in the form of Governor Breck, as played by Don Murray. Like "Escape"'s Dr. Hasslein, Breck has shades of Dr. Zaius about him and is as determined to eliminate the threat posed to the future of his civilisation as Dr. Zaius was in the first film. Murray turns in an excellent performance, with the exception of one or two hammy line deliveries towards the end of the film but that's a minor quibble. Watching Murray's performance, I couldn't help but be reminded of Hitler, which was no doubt screen writer Paul Dehn's intention. The fact that the security forces dress in black uniforms similar to those of the SS certainly reinforced the Nazi analogy. Incidentally, the political system of the United States in this fictional version of 1991 is never explained but it certainly appears to be a controlled society though perhaps not a dictatorship in the true sense of the word. With the exception of Murray, Rhodes and Montalban, the supporting cast of "Conquest" is not as strong as in previous entries but McDowall more than makes up for this with a fantastic performance as Caesar, the young, passionate and some might say idealistic ape embittered by the fate of his parents and the plight of his "people" at the hands of the U.S. government. McDowall reportedly preferred playing Caesar over his father Cornelius and I can see why. Cornelius was considerably more dovish and was hen-pecked by his wife, Zira Kim Hunter . You don't really get too many dovish revolutionaries, it has to be said.At the time of its release and subsequently, "Conquest" was criticised for its level of violence. While I wouldn't go as far as to call it mild by today's standards, it is nevertheless less extreme to modern audiences than it would have appeared in 1972. That said, I don't think that it's suitable for children under the age of, say, 12. In spite of all of the violence, I think I'm right in saying that we see only a few people or apes bleeding throughout the entire film. The climax of the second film, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", was considerably more violent yet it received a "G" rating on its initial release in 1970! This has been rectified and it now carries a "15" rating, which is probably the most appropriate rating available as the classification system as it stands today. The original dark and pessimistic ending of "Conquest" was altered following a negative response from a test audience. In the altered ending, McDowall's voice is, rather badly, dubbed in post production. He makes a speech which I imagine is supposed to be impassioned on the future peaceful co-existence of apes and humans but, while I liked the contents of the speech as the idea is of course admirable, it comes out of nowhere when compared to the rest of the scene, let alone the rest of the film. The original ending in which the apes brutally beat Breck to death with their rifles is far stronger. McDowall was too good an actor to deliver the speech so badly except on purpose so I wouldn't be surprised if he was doing his bit to "sabotage" the sloppy re-edit. effective.
This is a great movie. It is better then the first 3 planet of the apes movies. This movie has a great story line. It also has great acting. It is kind of scary. 6.1 is underrating this movie. This is a 9 out of 10
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 *** (by JoeKarlosi)
Taking place some 18 years after ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, this fourth chapter in the consistently entertaining series is another good one that benefits from an extra strong performance in the chimp makeup by Roddy McDowall. The actor now assumes the challenging role of his own son, Caesar; or rather, the now-grown, angry but clever offspring of Zira and Cornelius, who survived his own assassination attempt at the climax of the previous movie.It's now the year 1991 no, not the same '91 that we all experienced, but actually an altered version for the "next" time it <more>
comes 'round, having been changed by the arrival of Zira and Cornelius and their events of ESCAPE . The world has become different due to a mysterious virus brought back to Earth from the astronauts maybe Zira & Cornelius themselves from their future? ; as a result, dogs and cats have become extinct while apes increase in stature and rate of intelligence and ability to learn. To replace their lost pets, a business called APE MANAGEMENT which I presume to be a franchise throughout the world has been established to train gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans to serve humans in their homes, as waiters, sweepers, bed-makers, and general servants.Ricardo Montalban is good as a kindly circus owner who brings Caesar into this new environment, but the young chimp must be careful not to reveal that he is actually the notorious talking ape who threatened humanity two decades earlier. Yet, as Caesar becomes increasingly angrier by the acts of bondage he witnesses among his fellow primates, he launches a full-scale riot to overthrow the community and bring humans to their knees. He is motivated by an all-consuming hatred and wages bloody war as the first step, possibly, to world domination on other continents. And that's just the point - some viewers say that the battle in CONQUEST is on such a relatively small scale that they can't see how the apes would, or could, "take over the world". But if you pay close attention, the vengeful Caesar only considers this encounter "a beginning", not an all-out apocalyptic defeat of all of mankind in one night! It's easy to gradually come down on this series as it goes along, pointing to the obvious lower budgets and so forth, but director J. Lee Thompson does a great job utilizing the futuristic look of the real-life Century City Complex to pull off a feeling of a city out of tomorrow.I won't deny that more money could have made this film even better God knows the pull-over ape masks for the extras are certainly obvious , but I feel it's McDowall's energetic and intense performance that elevates this to a higher level than its budget alone would allow. Don Murray as the evil governor is perhaps a little too theatrical, but Severn Darden is quietly contemptible as his more reserved assistant, Kolp who would return in the next and final chapter of the saga . Reportedly, preview audiences found the original ending too violent, so McDowall was called in to loop more "humane" lines of dialogue over some non-matching closeups for the movie's official release. It would be great to see a restored version with the actual ending one day**. But even as it stands, CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has more than enough action, humor and drama to make it a winner considering it's a fourth sequel.**EDITED UPDATE -- In 2008, a Blu-ray Special Edition was released which featured, for the very first time, the "original" version of the movie. It features several gruesome, bloody, and violent moments which were cut out of the Theatrical Version. Also restored was the more downbeat ending. My review stands for either version of CONQUEST, but die-hard fans of the series really owe it to themselves to check out the "Unrated Cut"! *** out of ****
a big improvement over the last ape film (by MartinHafer)
While this movie lacked the same "coolness factor" of the second ape movie BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES , it was every bit as good and was a big improvement over the last film ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES .This was a very strange movie, because while it was the fourth movie in the series, technically speaking #3 and 4 both occurred BEFORE #1 and 2, BUT #1 and 2 needed to occur first sequentially because,...well, never mind,...it's all too confusing to try to explain in only 1000 words! But trust me on this, #4 occurred 2nd---or did movie #5?!? I dunno--it's all a <more>
giant time loop thing.Cornelius and Zira's baby, thought to have been killed in movie #3 was secreted away by the well-meaning Ricardo Montalban and raised to adulthood by the time the movie starts. Since movie #3, a lotta bad stuff has occurred on Earth. Apparently, some people saw a loophole in the 13th Amendment to those who failed Civics, that's the one that freed the slaves --the Amendment did not apply to apes!! So now we have chimps, orangutans and gorillas doing slave labor all across the globe. How these three types of apes came to look NOTHING like chimps, orangutans or gorillas, we don't know--maybe there was some sort of cloning or cool potion used to enhance them and make them look like people inside ape suits! Cornelius' nice life in the traveling circus is brought to an end when a zealous dude begins to wonder if MAYBE Cornelius' and Zira's baby had NOT been killed, so he goes on a personal Jihad looking for the baby. When questioned, Montalban chose death over betraying the offspring--thus confirming the baby MUST have survived. But finding him is a problem since by now the now-adult offspring has blended into the mass of slave apes.This offspring soon is allowed to choose his name from a book. The people who let him do this think that maybe he'll pick a word like "apple" or "the" or maybe even "dookie", but he finds the word "Caesar" and so he is christened with this cool name. Now, at this point, you think someone would have realized that something was amiss--picking a name like this! But, the humans in this film are either totally stupid or bloodthirsty much like real life, I guess .Caesar lives up to his name and leads a slave rebellion--after all, he's appalled by the way humans treat these poor animals. And so the movie ends--finishing the series, right?! Well, no. The fifth movie and a spin off TV series were to follow--along with a crappy remake of the original that recently was dumped on the public.I've got to say that this movie was really good--mostly due to the excellent character played by Roddy McDowell. Yes, we know he had played Cornelius but this time he plays his own son and does an excellent job--combining great humanity with his character. Great stuff.
"Conquest" Surpasses Bad Reputation of POTA Sequels (by brennonmackinnon)
With most movie franchises, the sequels are often inferior to the originals. While this may also be true for the 'Planet of The Apes' series, the fourth entry in the franchise surpasses the rest. While it may not have been as much of a ground-breaking success as 'Planet of the Apes', 'Conquest' had a social commentary that still resonates today, much like the original. This movie has two different endings, but the best of the two is the Unrated version. 'Conquest' has wonderful special effects, the best of the series. With a wonderful performance by Roddy <more>
McDowell as Caesar, this movie is fantastic. Don't ignore the sequels simply because of their bad reputation, give these films a chance.