Escape from the Planet of the Apes – Review

Fortunately my assumption about this film was wrong and instead of having yet another human crash land on the planet of the apes we have the apes crash landing on the planet of the humans.

The role reversal is what makes this sequel work. It feels more true to the original while also being its own thing. There are noticeable plot holes like how the apes know much more details about their history that they wouldn’t have known about in the first film but they don’t take away from the film’s strengths.

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The chimpanzees from the first film are the stars this time which was the best move because they were always the most likable characters. I don’t think the film would have worked nearly as well with a random ape that wasn’t from the other movies.

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This appears to be the end of the cast of the original film but we’ve still got two movies to go before the remake and the reboot series.

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