Friday, July 14, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes - Review


The Planet of the Apes franchise is different than most. Beginning in 1968 with a classic and then the subsequent sequels, the franchise has seen a failed reboot and now a fantastic one. The newest trilogy of films packs such an emotional punch when watching them all in sequence and yet each can stand on their own as well.

When you have this film that’s so deeply poignant and intelligent, it’s truly spectacular that the gorgeous apes almost take second fiddle to the drama played out on screen. But let that not be forgotten: the CGI work is spectacular. And throw in some performances behind that work and you’ve got something special. Andy Serkis continues to outdo himself and is doing everything he can to make Caesar real. If he isn’t in the conversation for awards when it comes time, it’s truly a crime.

The film is nothing short of amazing and cements this new trilogy as one of the best sci-fi trilogies of all time and possibly one of the best in all of cinematic history.

For more of my thoughts on War for the Planet of Apes check out my full review at 614NOW. I am occasionally writing for them now as well and thus reviews will be posted there periodically instead.

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