Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

Sometime after the events of the first Planet of the Apes, the climax of which is repeated frame for frame at the beginning of this sequel, another set of astronauts arrives on the far-future Earth that is the titular planet. This time… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 26, 1970
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Hokey and slapdash.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Social commentary was not one of this glum film's strong points.

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Rob Gonsalves

A lot less poky than the original, and generally more entertaining.

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Time Out

This first sequel to Planet of the Apes isn't bad, but already shows the way the original conception was to degenerate into routine comic strip adventure.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

annoying sequel

Luke Y. Thompson

One of the best sequels ever, building on the story while re-delivering what fans liked about the first

Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

The best parts of the film are also the places where it's most ineffective as a sequel.

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Michael Scheinfeld
TV Guide

[A] quickie follow-up that vainly tries to imitate the look of the original on an obviously limited budget, and for the most part, eschews the philosophical, social, and racial subtext of the first film in favor of straightforward shoot-em-up.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

More rubbery ape masks, but grimmer and sillier.

Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
In one of the biggest sequel letdowns I have ever seen, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" follows another astronaut who crash lands on the same planet… More
Everett Johnson
Very campy and dated, but oddly very entertaining. The story starts the same as the first movie with an astronaut landing and dealing with the shock of the… More
Alex roy
Decent first sequel to the Planet Of The Apes. Beneath The Planet of the Apes isn't as solid as the first film in the series, which is by far one of the… More
Aj V
Pretty good, but not as good as the first one, of course.
Aaron Neuwirth
Cornelius: If you are caught by the gorillas, you must remember one thing. John Brent: What's that? Cornelius: Never to speak! John Brent: What the hell… More
Conner Rainwater
A lot more ambitious than most sequels get, this really takes the idea of self destruction to a new level. My only complaint with this movie is the downgrade in… More