Planet of the Apes

The Planet of the Apes series is a strange bird. It gain fame and notoriety upon its initial release back in the late 60s, which spawned numerous less well received sequels. The franchise saw a reboot directed by Tim Burton in 2001, but when the studio decided to once again reprise the concept for a new trilogy in 2011, it really came on my radar. I have seen the original film, and at least parts of the Burton remake, but for what is considered one of the better recent trilogies, includes some impressive special effects, I have only seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Like my Star Trek marathon before it, a Planet of the Apes marathon is a great opportunity to uncover this oddity of a franchise.

  1. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
  2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Ted Post, 1970)
  3. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Don Taylor, 1971)
  4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (J. Lee Thompson, 1972)
  5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (J. Lee Thompson, 1973)
  6. Planet of the Apes (Tim Burton, 2011)
  7. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011)
  8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2014)
  9. War for the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2017)