Thursday, 27 July 2017

(film review) - War for the Planet of the Apes

"Does this film end the Trilogy?  Is it all over now or do we get more?" The questions which were plaguing my mind having seen this excellent movie.  I just don't know what to say other than, I saw some real Apes talking and it was....and it was Amazing.  I was not aware Apes could do that yet and I want more of it, like...yesterday!?

The movie picks up several years after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) which is the third film since Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and stars Andy Serkis as Caesar, an intelligent Chimpanzee and reluctant leader of all apes who finds himself stuck in a war with the Humans who want to exterminate his kind.  Having moved from location to location, Caesar struggles to find peace with humans and becoming who he hates the most.  With the support of his fellow Ape, Caesar must battle the Colonel (Woody Harrison) in order to save his kind from extinction as well as trying to find a peaceful way to settle the situation without any more bloodshed.

I wish I could write more, but If I did, I would give too much of the film away.

Beautiful.  This movie is great and having seen the 3 recent movies, I can only say, I want to see more as they story is soo great and it can most definitely reduce you to tears.  Not me, though...I fought them back (Damn you tears, not today)... but although this wasn't the greatest out of the Trilogy and could likely be the second instalment where we actually see 'Apes on Horses', this movie is a great book-end to the story-arc of Caesar (if we are talking trilogy story arcs).  Where he came from and what he did for Ape kind against the evils of humanity.  I mean, in the movie, Woody explains, human's created the Apes and now they are trying to kill the apes before the Human's are extinct.  But then, doesn't this just make you think, well if there is a threat to you and your people, what are you willing to do to remedy the situation? It also makes you wonder, who is the bad guy here?

I cannot stress how beautiful this movie is.  The cinematography is excellent, the acting is excellent, the story is very good and not to mention how it fits with the recent films, this film definitely belongs are there with the best Trilogies of all time.

Go and see it if you haven't





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