(Separate download link for each movie in 1968-1973 series below)
1968 (series premiere) Planet of the apes
1970 sequel Beneath the planet of the apes
1971 sequel Escape from the planet of the apes
1972 sequel Conquest of the planet of the apes
1973 Battle for the planet of the apes
There are too many people who don't realize the powerful truths that were being told in this movie series about how it is that life presently exists on the earth for all too many I'm afraid to say.
As too many on the planet only "follow a feign" or some kind of pattern of behaviours that gives no real meaning to what is a human indeed humane existence, this movie tells much more than many would like to have told, in fact.
So, for those that have the best human qualities, it is a continual
struggle for survival and domination over the planet, given the numbers that are fundamentally opposed to seeing life forms exist based on merit in what is the allocation of resources, relatively speaking.
The statement made by the leader of the apes who seems in the
process of taking over the planet in the 1972 installment of the movie series (English edition version) is that even if man does become
somehow under the rule of apes, that the spirit of what is man should never be oppressed even if it were so in respect of who rules on the earth. The control by ape-like oppressors is about to end ... I know.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it is interesting that
Charlton Heston should be described as "an ugly human" by the
female ape he gave a kiss on the cheek to. "To each his own" I guess
These important satirical movies perhaps suggest back then that in the future humans may seem stupid to those that may inhabit or dominate the earth instead that lack human minds and may as is the case in these movies be apes of some kind instead. Is there such a mindset forming on the earth right now? I hope not but history suggests we beware as the best functioning humans seem rarely to be given credit anymore for objectively functioning better in regards to such human faculties as having capacity for genuine empathy where merited and related emotive and cognitive capacities to go along with it I would say.
Michael Rizzo Chessman
I come to bury "Caesar", not to praise him;
The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interred with their bones,
So let it be with "Caesar"