Planet of the Apes Ending Explained & Film Analysis

A film called “Planet of the Apes”, released in 2001 under the direction of Tim Burton, is still popular with fans of fantasy films (the film can also be classified as a thriller, action and adventure film).

The story takes place in the year 2029. Astronaut and scientist Leo Davidson trains monkeys to control aircraft. But quite unexpectedly, one monkey disappears in a tunnel that leads on a journey through space-time boundaries. And when Leo rushes to help his ward, he had absolutely no idea that he would fall into a civilization that was not yet discovered by anyone, where people do not control monkeys like animals and use them for their own personal labor purposes, but vice versa. Davidson at first does not understand where he is, but over time he realizes that he and all the people around him are dominated by monkeys.

However, the scientist does not want to accept his fate and obey it. He is trying to defend human rights and prove that people should be at the top of the food chain and, accordingly, rule over other living beings, and not vice versa.

Created a project based on the book by Pierre Boulle, which is also called “Planet of the Apes”. People who have read the book and watched the film note that the plot of the book and the plot of the film differ significantly from each other, and in particular, the differences and inconsistencies relate to the final part of the film. It is noted that philosophy and food for thought are given much deeper in the book, and not in the film shot by Tim Burton.

The film also has sequels: the second and third. The second is called Planet of the Apes: Revolution. Its plot says that the number of people and monkeys up to a certain point was the same, but at a certain point the monkeys began to multiply more, which led to an increase in their population. But in order to feel complete power on the planet, people began to interfere with them, who prevailed over the epidemic caused by an unknown and incurable disease that spread more than 10 years ago. At first, a fragile peace lined up between them, but in the end, no one wanted to put up with the fact that someone else, besides their civilization, rules the planet. This led to a war, or to a revolution on planet Earth, which will answer the question: who is worthy to rule the world?

The third part, called Planet of the Apes: War, was released in 2017. The film takes the caretaker to a world where all the monkeys have not yet come to terms with their defeat. They ruthlessly want to snatch power from the human race. Their strongest leader under the name of Caesar, who was known in the previous parts, finally holds power in his hands and is going to take revenge on the man for losing his soldiers as a result of the war.

There is also an idea to create a fourth film, and the creators actively support it, because the audience still likes to watch the war of monkeys and people. The film was expected in 2020, but due to the events taking place in the world and the epidemiological security measures taken, the premiere will most likely be postponed to the next year, 2021.

Ending explanation

Many people who have watched this movie are confused by the ending. They simply did not understand what the meaning of the end of the film is, and without it it is impossible to unravel the meaning of the entire film as a whole.

In fact, it’s really not that easy to figure out. Leo still wanted to return to Earth, to his home planet, abandoning life under the rule of monkeys. But in fact, he ended up in a civilization of the future, and monkeys still rule the world. Why did it happen?

The main message of the film is that a person descended from a monkey, but did not become better than it in some things. Not everyone understands what kind of happiness lies in the ability to be a person, not an animal. After all, what is the difference between an animal and a person, if in fact a person performs the same functions as the monkey, from which people originated? What is the difference if a person has not evolved, but rather degraded to his initial level?

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