Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972
- Director: J. Lee Thompson
- Based on characters in the novel by Pierre Boulle
- Cast: Roddy McDowell, Hari Rhodes, Don Murray, Natalie Trundy, Ricardo Montalban
- Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor/actress in:
- Roddy McDowell – Overboard, The Poseidon Adventure, Inside Daisy Clover, Cleopatra, The Longest Day, the other Apes films
- Hari Rhodes - old TV series
- Don Murray – Peggy Sue Got Married, Happy Birthday Wanda June, and old TV series
- Natalie Trundy – the other Planet of the Apes sequels
- Ricardo Montalban – Sweet Charity and old TV series
- Why? Part of series
- Seen: Now: July 26, 2013.
Twenty odd years after Cornelius and Zira are murdered in the 1970’s their talking son Caesar leads the revolution of the pet apes-turned-slaves army. The parallel to real slave rebellions is slightly interesting and the only good human, the handsome MacDonald, pleads for mercy for the humans as a noble descendant of slaves himself. Caesar’s bitter and impassioned speech is pretty pathetic though and as a whole the movie is simply boring.
Only one left before we can go back to something interesting. Hope the fifth lifts the series a bit but I’m not holding my breath.
1 * of 5