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Film: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes
Set after a nuclear holocaust in 1993.

This movie contains examples of:

  • After the End: The apes are in charge because humanity somehow managed to nuke themselves after the events of Conquest.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: Trope Namer. Cruelly subverted in the film by Aldo.
  • Big Bad: Aldo
  • Bittersweet Ending: The apes and the non-mutant humans seem to be reconciled, but Caesar was forced to kill Aldo, violating the most important of his society's laws, because Aldo murdered Caesar's son.
    • The scene of the Lawgiver teaching to both ape and human children suggest that history has changed. But Caesar's statue starts crying, implying that the future of Earth is still doomed.
      • Though the tears could mean Caesar's tears of joy because not only apes and humans will live peacefully, but the world might be saved.
      • Ape and human children are seen learning together, but at the back a human and an ape child are fighting. The writers threw this in as a deliberate bit of ambiguity about future ape-human relations.
  • Bookends: Begins and ends with the Lawgiver telling the story to ape and human children.
  • The Cameo: John Huston as The Lawgiver.
  • Director's Cut: The extended version included in the Legacy Collection improves the film considerably.
  • Fantastic Racism: Humans are treated as second class citizens at best by the apes for most of the film.
  • Foreshadowing: Everything involving Mendez.
  • General Ripper: Kolp and Aldo.
  • Meaningful Name: Mandemus, possibly. His names sounds like the legal term mandamus, which involves a writ commanding somebody to perform a certain action. Possibly appropriate, since his job in the film is acting as Caesar's conscience and guarding the Ape City armory.
  • Nuke 'em: Kolp's contingency plan.
  • N-Word Privileges: An ape can say "no" to another ape, but a human may never say "no" to an ape.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Virgil.
  • Papa Wolf: Caesar. Too late for anything but revenge, however.
  • Sour Supporter: Mendez is this to Kolp.
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