‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ review: It’s a philosophical twist to ape-y goodness
Movie – War of the Planet of the Apes
Director – Matt Reeves
Cast – Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Toby Kebbell
What’s it about –
In the third installment of the revival of the trilogy based on Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel, Planet of the Apes, the enhanced ape leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) is now protecting his tribe against an army built by a fanatic Colonel (Woody Harrelson) who is hell-bent on giving the homo sapiens an edge over the apes. In the war, Caesar suffers personal loss and his will to avenge takes over the logical reasoning the great ape is known for. What happens next is a layered commentary on the human nature with notes hitting right political notes.
What’s hot –
Caesar is fighting two battles at the same time. After the fall of thuggish human-hater Koba (Toby Kebbell) in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar struggles to keep the peaceful compassionate demeanour. The continued life threatening attacks on the apes lead to constant battle and hiding. He cannot see more of his species falling even though they are not at fault. Therefore he finds …read more