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Retroplex Cinema: Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Back in 2011 we took a look at the entire Planet Of The Apes sage in a three part edition of Retroplex Cinema.  You can find those in our archives here.  Today as we get ready for War For The Planet Of The Apes we take a look once again at the science fiction classic that is Planet Of The Apes.

Planet Of The Apes (1968) is one of the most popular science fiction films sagas of all time.  The original film was an enormous hit at the box office and world wide and went on to spawn four sequels.  There was also an animated series and a live action television series, both of which lasted only one season but played their part in the history of the Planet Of The Apes saga.  Today the series has been rebooted with 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of Tha Apes.  The story continued in 2014 with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and now we prepare for War For The Planet Of The Apes in theaters July 14th.  What is it that has made this franchise so popular and to stand the test of time?  Perhaps it'…

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