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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

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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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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For freedom. For family. For the planet.


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Planet of the Apes 3  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,500,000 (USA) (14 July 2017)

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$56,500,000 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Graffiti reading "APE-OCALYPSE NOW" can be seen. This is because the Colonel in this film is reminiscent of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. See more »

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When Caesar scans the camp with the binoculars, Luca asks in sign language if he's spotted the Colonel. Caesar responds despite the fact that he is looking through binoculars and couldn't possibly have seen Luca signing. See more »

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The Colonel: No matter what you say, eventually you'd replace us. That's the law of nature. So what would you have done?
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Apes's Past Is Prologue
Written by Griffy Giacchino (as Griffith Giacchino)
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Underwhelming to say the least
17 July 2017 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This movie had everything going for it. 1 good and 1 amazing movie in the franchise, fantastic CGI and great cinematography.

It opens up with a skirmish in the forest and you can just marvel at the action scene which is extremely beautifully filmed in long and steady shots. What a change!

After how Dawn managed to make you empathize as much for the humans as for the apes (Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis carried it...), it lead to an epic confrontation where the apes assaulted the human city. THIS is what I expected from War, but in bigger.

I wanted to see how the apes, particularly Ceasar, would be forced to abandon their pacific policies and put an end to humanity. How humans and apes would face-off in one big final clash. How we would root for both humans and apes making the film an emotional roller coaster, etc.

SPOILER: All we got in the end was an anti-army, anti-Christian, anti-US film that thought so highly of itself that it lingered on for ages on random stupid scenes. Gorilla gives flower to girl, Gorilla dies in the next scene. Colonel picks up doll, colonel cannot speak in the next scene. Avalanche finishes off humanity (wait what...?).

I just believe that after the success of the 2nd installment praised for both its CGI but also its very compelling and emotional scenes (when Gary Oldman turns on his ipad...), the director suddenly considered himself a genius and thought he could do no wrong. He was wrong. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was simply a high class popcorn action movie, but a popcorn action movie non the less - War for the Planet of the Apes forgot about that. A bit like The Hunger Games, after the second amazing installment combined social message with action, the director thought people went to the cinema for the social message...

Extremely disappointed, do not watch it...


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