Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) – 122

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). It is the fifth and final of the original PoA series. And in my humble opinion, it is by far the worst. We have a number of show veterans and a couple of big stars to report on. So, let’s get going. Actors Returning Roddy McDowall continued his role as Caesar from the previous movie and was shown as Cornelius in clips from earlier movies. McDowall was first covered in Episode 118 – Planet of the Apes (1968). Natalie Trundy reprised her role as chimp Lisa from the previous movie. Trundy was covered in Episode 119 – Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970).…

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) – 121

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). This movie is the fourth in original series and by my rating is 3rd out of the original 5. The mask quality continued to go down and I expected to see apes with plastic Halloween masks with the white elastic string in the back. This movie, in fact, had the lowest budget of any of the original five films. This movie played heavily on the Civil Rights struggle that was still in full swing at the time of the movie. The movie has a strong anti-slavery message. It was also the most violent of the five movies with about 59 people being killed. Most…

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Vanishing Point (1971) – 114

Vanishing Point (1971)

Welcome to today’s show, Vanishing Point (1971), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Today’s movie is Vanishing Point (1971). I’ll begin with a little quote from Wikipedia: “Kowalski is a Medal of Honor Vietnam War veteran and former race car driver and motorcycle racer. He is also a former police officer, who was dishonorably discharged in retaliation for preventing his partner from raping a young woman. Haunted by the surfing death of his girlfriend, Vera, Kowalski now exists on adrenaline.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_Point_(1971_film) Counter-culture hero, a man that did everything right but was betrayed by the instructions he worked to protect. Kowalski felt he was like the junk he saw in the desert. Kowalski was a relic or shadow of a past time. This movie is dated, but it…

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