Planet of the Apes (1968) - The ending was a surprise since it looks like the astronaut witnessed what the future will look like and all. The apes were pretty good. Of course, CGI did not exist, so they were in costumes. Overall, it was great.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) - I was surprised another astronaut had arrived. Of course, he got the same treatment like the previous human did since apes saw humans as animals. Basically, both of these movies are reverse roles, where humans are apes, and apes are like humans. The ending was different since they meet some sort of telepathic humans who was going to set a bomb that would destroy the planet. It's pretty good movie!
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) - Two of the apes we saw in the first two movies who saved the humans had to escape from the planet since it was going to be destroyed. Of course, they went back in time. The roles are reversed again. This time, the humans are surprised to see the apes talking. Sadly, they both die, but gave birth to a son named Caesar. Well, the name was something else. The ending was sad since both of the baby ape's parents died since the man did not want them to soon rule the Earth. Here, you will see how the apes ruled the Earth in the future.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) - Caesar is fully grown, but he has to pretend he is a slave ape like the others, and that he is not allowed to speak since they will capture him. Of course, the owner who protected and took care of him dies because he doesn't want to take Caesar to the police. You see that later, Caesar and the other apes have war against the humans who treated them badly. It's pretty intense.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) - Apes have their own territory, and Caesar has his own family. Humans are getting along with them and helping them. Of course, they have rules there too. The ending becomes intense when apes are fighting with apes since some did not like Caesar ruling. Watch these original movies!
Planet of the Apes (2001) - Similar to the first Planet of the Apes movie. The difference is that the CGI started improving to where they did not use humans to where costumes. The thing is, it was really different than the original. The astronaut lands on Earth, where apes rule the planet. But before that, him and his crew at his timeline, sent an ape in space as an experiment. Of course, the ape disappears into some sort of orbit or particles. The man goes to retrieve him back, but he gets sucked into it. There, he is sent to the future where apes are ruled. The story is the same as the original, but this time, the humans can talk in this one. The ape that he sent in his timeline, turns out to be the king or the ruler of the planet, where they respected him. After the battle ended to where they accepted the humans, the man goes back to his timeline. This got confusing. General Thade is an ape that wanted to kill the man when he was there. After he came back to his timeline, he looks up at what appears to be the Lincoln Memorial, only to find that it is now a monument to General Thade, who had later escaped, also traveled back in time through the same electromagnetic storm and conquered humanity. Leo is descended upon by a swarm of police officers, firefighters, and news reporters, all of whom are apes. It seems they wanted to make a sequel of this, but I guess they haven't.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - Completely different story to the first original one. This time, it is humans experimenting apes. The female ape goes berserk, and has to be taken down. They find out she is pregnant and gives birth. The baby ape is Caesar, who possesses human intelligence. The thing is, he later gets taken to the shelter along with other apes because of his immaturity or for what he has done to his neighbor for yelling at his owner's father. Nice of him to protect him. We then see Caesar becoming tougher since the guy in the shelter was being super mean to him. He then yells "NO!" which shocks the other apes and the man since he can talk. Of course, the battle between humans and apes starts. Best movie and special effects I have ever seen!
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) - We see the apes finding a colony. One of the ape, Koba, is different compared to Caesar when it comes to dealing with humans. He was abused by them, so we can see why he doesn't like them. Koba tries to kill Caesar for what he has decided. Caesar doesn't know this, and so, decided to attack him in the end because "apes don't kill apes." The problem with this was that Koba caused the apes to deal with more problems in the future since the man he negotiated with, had a friend who called in the military people about them. Caesar and the men told the humans that saved him to stay somewhere safe. Caesar and the other apes were preparing for the war against the military humans. This gets intense! Watch this movie!
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - The title itself explains it all, along with the previous movie! The war is between the military army and apes. Throughout this movie, we see a sad scene where Caesar sees a Colonel killing his eldest son and his wife. He wanted revenge for what the Colonel has done. Of course, as he went, he gets captured at their base along with his other fellow apes. The Colonel explains about the simian flu his son had dealt with, and that he had lost his son because of the apes and their spread of disease. Later, with the help of a human child, who couldn't speak, along with another ape who could speak as well because he learned it by listening to the humans, help out the others, and got the apes to escape. Caesar was going to kill the Colonel, but he saw the Colonel having the simian flu as well. Instead, he left him to kill himself instead. Another army then comes who were after the Colonel and his men. Caesar blows up the base, along with that, was an avalanche which wiped out both of the armies. They, later, escaped, and they found a place where they can have peace. Sadly, Caesar dies because of his wounds and injuries. The girl stays with them. This movie is great! Best movie of all! Worth it! Watch all of it since I could be telling the stories wrong!
Review by btkb from the Internet Movie Database.