War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
What I thought NO SPOILERS
War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in what I would call a classic trilogy.
Caesar will be to apes what Hugh Jackman is to Wolverine and right now both in my opinion are Oscar contenders.
The battles bookend this film and there is also a neat avalanche sequence towards the end but this is a blockbuster that doesn’t feel the need to give us one over-the- top action sequence after the next.
It has a somber tone but is never depressing. There’s a great theme here linking consciousness and the darker parts of human nature, and the film runs the gamut of being heartbreaking, moving, suspenseful, and even inspiring.
So, go back and watch the Rise and Dawn of the Apes if you haven’t already done so; Grab snacks and drinks, Book the film in 3D,