BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES – Astronaut Brent shows up on this surprisingly Earth-like planet, on a rescue mission to find Taylor. Enter the insane nuclear missile worshiping remnants of the human race, hiding underground, and it’s time to destroy the Earth again. This film feels like a rehash of the first film, as Brent makes the same discoveries as Taylor did before, makes similar choices.
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES – This one’s more of an origin story where a paradox occurs and the apes from the future become the parents of the entire species of talking apes. 1970s Earth is surprisingly accepting of talking apes, to start with. Ape astronauts arrive, after witnessing Future Earth destroyed in a nuclear blast, and try to alter the course of things… well… things don’t go so well.