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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
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BackFire
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Very solid film, probably my favorite in the new trilogy.


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Yeah one of the better final movies in a trilogy.


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I was all in all pretty disappointed with this film, probably because of the high expectations I had to it. My wife has seen all the ape films including the classics and she did not like it either.

I'm quite an Ape-head, I've read several comicbook series, seen the TV series and all the films so far. Most of my concerns about the film come from it not being a very good follow up to the previous films and a few wasted opportunities here and there. It's one of the weakest Apes films of all times, but I still got some enjoyment out of it.

I'll go into depth later on, but here are some bullet points of my opinion on this:

The Good:

- Apes references to other films were well done.
- Caesar is consistent with his character: generous, short-tempered and stoic.
- The plot fits the Planets of the Apes formula.
- Humans facing extinction and still managing to be the bigger threat to each other (done in an excellent way)


The Bad:

- Lesser moral conflict than in previous films. Everything seems to be ranked either personal conflict or survival, little subtelty left in between.
- Humans are batshit stupid and not likeable as characters.
- Nova is barely a character, she is pretty bland and stereotypical.
- Underwhelmed by the action sequences, they did not look pretty nor felt exciting.
- There was little tension through the film.


I would recommend watching it but probably not on the big screen.


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- Humans are batshit stupid and not likeable as characters.


That's a fair point. War did lack likeable humans. That's why I consider Dawn the best of the series. It's such a brilliantly written moral dilemma.


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Kazenji
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The studio behind the special effects for these movies is putting out a game,

Titled 'Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier' it'll take place between Dawn & War of the Planet of the Apes.


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Patient_Leech
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Matt Reeves wants to tell more prequel stories...

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https://www.fandango.com/movie-news...s-movies-752445

And another interesting article about some films that inspired War...

https://www.fandango.com/movie-news...the-apes-752441


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