YMMV / Planet of the Apes

Works in this franchise with their own YMMV pages:

The Franchise in general:

  • Broken Base: The timeline debates - was it an endless loop, or did history change?
  • Contested Sequel: The two remakes. The original sequels too, to a lesser extent.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ricardo Montalban's character in the third and fourth films.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Many deny that the sequels and/or remake exist. The reboot prequel series mostly managed to avert this, with Dawn and War in particular being seen as the only films to rival the original.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"
    • "A planet where APES evolved from MEN?!"
    • "That is/is not Ape Law!"
  • Sequelitis: Until Dawn, no sequel had nearly as warm a reception as the original (Escape coming the closest), with Battle at the bottom.
  • True Art Is Angsty: The reboot movies are far more bleaker that the originals and and have gotten the most praise.

The Novel:

The TV Series:

  • Anvilicious: The television show. Each episode has a moral of the week, although Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: It was much more successful in Britain than at home (although it took until the '90s for the series to get a network screening - in its initial run and repeats thereafter it was shown in every ITV region except STV (Scottish Television, in Central Scotland); Channel 4 gave it its first UK-wide airing in the mid-90s, and both the series and the Compilation Movies regularly turn up on cable TV).
  • Values Dissonance: In-universe example in the TV series. In "The Gladiators," Burke refuses to kill Tolar after he defeats him in the ring. Tolar is furious.