Don't forget ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)’ where James Gregory as General Ursus says “The Only good human is a dead human”. In the BEHIND THE PLANET OF THE APES documentary Heston said he only agreed to be in that dumb sequel because the script said he would get to blow up the Earth at the end and then his character Taylor couldn't be brought back again for an even dumber movie. But Heston didn't know that Hollywood had long discovered Time Travel, remember 1960s Time Tunnel and The Time Machine??
Can an Ape become president?
I found it ironic that the actor playing opposite Heston in the most recent remake was a vehement anti-gunner, who said he was “uncomfortable” playing in the scene with Heston.
And the scene itself was an explanation of the utility of GUNS to thwart the strong oppressing the weak.
In the scene, Heston’s “ape” stated that firearms could not be allowed to be re-discovered, or else the apes’ supremacy due to their strength would no longer be enforceable.
Charlton Heston is a personal hero of mine, but he certainly did not come out of the original smelling like a rose.