Updated: August 01, 2015
PLANET OF THE APES PHOTO GALLERY #01
The original Planet of the Apes movie was a movie that launched four
sequels, a live action tv series, and even an animated show. The
movie begins with four astronaughts traveling in space. They crash
land on a planet many centuries in the future and are unsure of
their exact location. Taylor as played by Charlton Heston leads the
group onto this strange world. He has only two fellow astronaughts
as one female died during their travels.
Taylor notices how similar this planet is to Earth. It supports life
and appears a bountiful garden full of life. But will any of this
life be intelligent. Taylor and his crew discover primitive humans
eating from the trees while acting more like beast than man. If this
is the best this world has then it appears these three astronaughts
will be running all afairs here shortly?
Horses are heard and Taylor looks up and sees a Gorilla on a horse.
It apperars that this Planet is ruled by Apes. The story progresses
slowly but surely. Nonhuman primates run everything here. Gorillias,
Chimpanzees, and Orangautauns can speak and even walk upright. Human
beings on this planet are treated like cattle and are not much more
brutish than cattle. Gorilla soldiers use humans for target practice
and round up those they don't shoot to be put in huts like prisons.
Human Beings are a thing for the zoo on this world. Taylor is seen
as a threat by the council of Ape City. Lawgiver Zaius, an
Orangautan knows full well the history of man's former dominance but
defends and furthters the lie that Apes have always been dominant
All of Taylor's companions are lost except his new found primitive
female mate Nova; only with the help of chimpanzee doctors is Taylor
able to escape the wrath of this world. As the movie ends Taylor
learns something startingly. In the horizon by the shoreline he sees
the head of the statue of liberty. It becomes apparent that his
travels in space led him back to Earth in fact and this planet was
his home. He knows in his heart that nuclear war ruined his world
and allowed this Apes to take control.
In the end it becomes apparent that this Planet of the Apes is
actually Earth in the future.