An ape out of water (no) tail!

A switcheroo reversal of the first film, now it is the apes who have landed among us and must fight for understanding.

The tone of this film shifts drastically, from Dr. Zira getting a musical-montage makeover on Rodeo Drive to images of infanticide.

Indeed, what could have been an interesting film and as good as the first, maybe, is ruined by a Gilligan’s Island-type production design. Once Ricardo Montalban shows up as a benevolent circus owner it is all over.