‘War’, directed by Matt Reeves, is the third film of the Planet Of The Apes reboot series. After being attacked by an army of humans and losing many of his keen, Caesar follows his darkest desire to kill the colonel who led the attack.
I will start this review by saying that this one is far better than the last one and is definitely not forgettable like ‘Dawn’.
Even though, the story could have been more creative at some point, it is well developed, it is logical, everything makes sense and there is cause and effect. I just thought that the script writer could have found other more creative ways to unleash events and to end the film but well, it’s not that bad. At least, there is a story and the movie is not solely based on action.
Despite the fact that the story is not that imaginative, I really liked this film because I was at the edge of my seat the whole time, I was intrigued and interested by the story, I wanted to know what was going to happen and some scenes even made me super emotional. Furthermore, I didn’t get bored at any minute of the film, me and my boyfriend were enjoying every second of it.
There’s one thing that I LOVED in ‘War’, it’s how the humans are presented as ‘animals’ and the apes are presented as ‘humans’. What I mean by that is that there is not ONE SCENE where humans are portrayed as caring and loving beings, they are only presented as ‘killing machines’ who mistreat other living beings. In contrast, the apes are attributed human characteristics: you see them with their family, you see them as beings who care about each other, you see their weakness, their strength, you see friendship you see mercy and you see loyalty. All these characteristic are not seen in humans. So, the whole purpose of this film, is basically to sympathize with the apes and hate the humans.
In conclusion, ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ is a very enjoyable blockbuster movie, a movie I really recommend you to watch this summer.
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