War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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War for the Planet of the Apes is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn. This film is the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. The story is about a fight between the apes, led by Caesar and the humans for control of the earth.

This film is filled with amazing special effects and a very powerful story and together they make it a very moving work of art. This film is spectacular in making the apes seem very real as well as the action. I did find this movie a bit too violent and some scenes (though fictional) I couldn’t watch, especially the ones where the apes were being extremely abused, it was just too much. The gore was done exquisitely.

Andy Serkis and Steve Zahn did not have much of any roles in this film and I would have liked to have seen them more and not so much of Woody Harrelson, although he another outstanding job as the colonel. But overall the characters portrayed very well.

Things I didn’t understand were why there was only two apes that spoke English, (the rest used their ape language) and why this film had to be so brutal. I would have enjoyed this pic more without those two factors. It is not the best out of the series, but overall it is a well done film. 13+ 3/5

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