The Apes movies ranked
9 PLANET OF THE APES
(2001) Notmuchargumentaboutthis.Tim Burton’sremake ishandsome,but dumb.
8 BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
(1973) Years afte rthe nuclear holocaust Caesar( Rod dy McDowell) strives to retain interest in a dying franchise.
7 CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
(1972) In a reversal of the original reversal, apes are kept as slaves to humans. The budgets were plummeting.
6 ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
(1971) The third film trans ports three of the intelligent apes back to human- dominated 1973. Often very nimble on contemporaneous social concerns.
5 BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES(
1970) The first sequel to the original film is all over the place, but it features a revelation almost as chilling as that at the end of the opening episode.
4 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES(
2014) The middle episode of a trilogy( and it looks as if that is what we have) is oftentheweakest, butthereboot
follow-up is still a cracking action movie.
3 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES(
2017) The first and third films in the current series are equally good. War organ is es high emotion and de ranged despotism into a nifty package .( Full review, page 9)
2 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES(
2011) Almost are make of Conquest, Rupert Wyatt’ s tale of intelligent apes being misused gave rebootsa good name. Trained ape sand costumes were out. Motion capture wasin.
(1968) Itwasthe yearofthe revolutionsand Franklin J Schaffner’ s epic brought that disharmony to mainstream cinema. Hard to imagine that original audiences didn’ t know the twist.