Get ready for 7 of the silliest and sexiest and strangest Planet of the Apes ripoffs ever
20th Century Fox are prepping to release the third entry in their popular and high-gloss remounting of the Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes, which follows both Rise of and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, on July 14th, nationwide.
In War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Now, that’s all fine and good and we know exactly the awesome flick we’ll get from this talent and budget pool. But what about those “other” Apes movies?
No, I’m not talking about the original five awesome Planet of the Apes movies. And I’m not talking about the TV series or the animated series or the Tim Burton version of the story either. I’m talking about the wild wave of rip-offs that blew out of every corner of the globe in the wake of the original Planet of the Apes‘ international success.
As we’re getting pumped for the release of War, we opted to dive into the dump bin and dig up seven of the kookiest Apes exploitation films we could find. Buckle in, you damned dirty humans!