#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Following Taylor’s known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn’t initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent finds evidence that Taylor has been on the planet. In Brent’s search for Taylor, he finds that the planet is run by a barbaric race of English speaking apes, whose mission is in part to annihilate the human race. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes. These humans, who are in their own way as barbaric as the apes, want in turn to protect their species. Brent has to figure out a way to save himself under the circumstances, which may be more difficult to accomplish in the battle between the dominant species on this planet.
Plot: During a rescue mission to locate missing astronaut George Taylor, John Brent crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Brent, along with Taylor’s companion, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone, and they attempt to track him down.
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Enjoyable mostly due to returning cast members, this first sequel could have been so much more. Sadly, this has “money grab” written all over it. Heston was reluctant to return, and only agreed once promised his character Taylor would die. One can only wonder what might have been had he been more enthusiastic, perhaps a decent plot and script? Sigh…
**James Franciscus versus the mutant lunatics!**
A great, dark sequel to the original classic that goes beyond the downbeat ending of the original and gives us an even more depressing one! No mean feat considering how bleak the ending to the first movie was.
I love this movie. The legendary James Franciscus _(The Valley Of Gwangi_) is astronaut Brent – sent to find the missing Taylor. He finds him, of course, deep _beneath_ the ruins of a post apocalyptic city – imprisoned by _psychotic mutants_ with the power of telepathy.
Meanwhile, those _pesky apes_ are marching on the city to find out just what the hell is going on and what all the kerfuffle is about regarding reports of _crucified apes and bleeding statues._
This all leads to a shocking climax _you wont forget in a long time._
It’s all rather disturbing and that is precisely why it succeeds.
– Potential Kermode
What Might Have Been…..
“Beneath” is a film that epitomizes the best and worst that a sequel to a masterpiece, as “Planet Of The Apes” was, could be. For me, it is the most watchable of the sequels only because it’s the only one that stays in the familiar territory established by the first film. But oh that ending….
I really can not understand why the heck Richard Zanuck allowed Charlton Heston to talk him into going with that downer ending that has already been referred to by others. The only reason why Heston pushed it wasn’t because it made for good cinema but because he wanted to singlehandedly see to it that he never have to do another Apes sequel again. It’s a pity that Heston never realized that the best sequel story one could have explored was what happened to Taylor and Nova afterwards, and could have made for some equally compelling drama as the first film did. To me, the main appeal of the first film wasn’t the Ape society, it was the character of Taylor and his fascinating odyssey from misanthrope to defender of the species, only to see his earlier feelings borne out in the shock ending. The question that should have been addressed next in a sequel was, what would Taylor do now that he realized he was on Earth? What other things were there to discover on the planet? (Heck, you could have easily made a sequel movie without the apes returning, as far as I’m concerned!) Alas, because of the plot device imposed by this film (and Heston’s inability to realize what a good thing he might have had going for himself), the rest of the series had to veer off into what was for me, a more uninteresting story line focusing on the Apes and their inevitable rise to power.
Plot holes and depressing ending notwithstanding, “Beneath” is still worth watching to see the traces of what could have been a great film that are there. The mutant storyline and their dwellings underneath the remains of New York still has an irresistible viewing quality to it. I do not recommend watching it in tandem with its magnificent predecessor though, because that’s only going to make you more angry about the ending of this film.
Much better than I had expected
As an avid fan of the original Planet of the Apes, I had always avoided the sequels (though unfortunately not the remake), thinking they’d be so cheesy that they would harm the greatness of the original. I finally got around to the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and, frankly, I’m surprised at how good it is. I’m a big fan of corny ’70s sci-fi anyway, and Beneath is certainly cheaper and goofier than the original. But its themes and ideas are surprisingly intelligent, and it creates suspense and excitement very well. It also expands the mythology of its universe, which is always a positive to geeks like myself. I’d say the only big faults are the much smaller budget, which causes the ape makeup to appear much less convincing than it originally was, and the casting of a Charlton Heston impersonator to play the lead. The story is that James Franciscus is another astronaut looking for Heston and his crew. And since he eventually does find Heston, I don’t understand why they wanted someone who looked so much like their original star.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Ted Post
Writer Paul Dehn (story by), Mort Abrahams (story by), Pierre Boulle (based on characters created by), Paul Dehn (screenplay by)
Actors James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, APJAC Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,605 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm