Worst to First: Ranking the Planet of the Apes movies
6. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
RT Score: 44%
Box Office: $9,043,472 (#7)
BO (Adjusted for Inflation): $47,026,100 (#7)
McDowall or Serkis: McDowall
Summary: Just about everything I said about Battle could be applied to Conquest as well. The limitations of the budget are apparent and the plot is pretty slim. But you have to give Conquest credit for taking on some timely and controversial issues. The movie takes place in the near future of 1991 (Remember in the nineties when we used apes as servants and they revolted? Neither do I.)
It sets out to tell the story of how the apes ended up in charge and the parallels to the civil rights movement were unavoidable. The execution left a lot to be desired, but at least Conquest is trying to make a statement – something the best movies in the series always do.
Posted on July 14, 2017, in Movies, Worst to First and tagged Andy Serkis, charlton heston, james franco, Kim Hunter, Mark Wahlberg, planet of the apes, roddy mcdowall. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.