Battle for the Planet of the Apes Page #2

Synopsis: After conquering the oppressive humans in "Conquest for the Planet of the Apes", Caesar must now keep the peace among the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): J. Lee Thompson
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

may I go out and play?

Can't you study in the house?

I could, father, but...

Run along and play.

Where are my students?

I was just in the midst...

of explaining my theory|of time relativity.

If Caesar permits,|I would like my-

Caesar permits.|- Thank God.

You look concerned, MacDonald.

I am, Caesar. I think|that Aldo's hatred...

is not confined to humans.

Look out!

I think Aldo may be|riding for a fall.

If only my mother and father...

whom I was too|young to remember-

If only they'd lived...

perhaps they would have taught me...

if it was right to kill evil...

so that good should prevail.

But you know,|Caesar, history shows-

Oh, no, no. That is human history,|not ape history.

Ape never kills ape.

Oh, here's the list...

of our winter supplies so far.

I've got to be getting along.|I'm starving.

I could eat a horse.|- A horse?

Oh, you remember, Lisa.|They used to eat lots of things-

dead cattle, dead chickens,|dead pigs.

Now we live and chew nuts...

at our master's command.

That will be all, Julie.|- Thank you.

We are not your masters.

We're not your equals.

MacDonald, I believe that...

when you truly grow to know and trust a person,|you cannot help but like him.

When we grow to know|and trust your people...

then we shall all be equals...

and remain so until|the end of the world

Which may be sooner than you think.

You are such a pessimist!|- Or a prophet.

Now that apes are at the helm...

Earth will sail safely through space|until the end of time...

and Virgil says time has no end.

So, you see, I cannot believe you.

Would you believe it|if you heard it...

from the lips of your own parents?

Are my parents alive?

No, but their images|and their voices are.

MacDonald, when you talk|about my parents...

please do not speak in riddles.

I cannot see them.|I cannot hear them.

Armando's only told me|they came out of the future.

They cannot give me knowledge.

Caesar, you can see them.

You can hear them...

and they can give you knowledge.

How?|- Under the dead city where we once lived...

in the archives near|the old command post...

there are tapes-|sealed tapes-

Of Cornelius and Zira...

being examined by officials|of the American government

When my brother was Governor Breck's assistant,|he told me about them.

I know where they are...

and I know that they concern Earth's future,|from which your parents came.

But the city was flattened.

The bomb left nothing.

Except, I suspect...

the archive section.

Indeed, many sections|of the underground city...

were designed|to survive the impact...

of a 10-megaton over-blast.

Well, then the tapes|and pictures of my parents-

Are still down there


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John William Corrington

John William Corrington was an American film and television writer, novelist, poet and lawyer. He received a B.A. degree from Centenary College, in 1956 and his M.A. from Rice University in 1960, the ... more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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