What makes us human? What makes a beast? And where does that line fade away completely?
These are the questions asked in the final film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
Picking up where the last movie left off we find our simian protagonist “Caesar” (Andy Serkis) pushed to his emotional, mental and physical limits as he pits himself against “The Colonel” (Woody Harrelson), an unhinged warlord hell bent on the destruction of ape-kind and the survival of the human race.
As fans of this series can attest the CGI effects look amazing. Not only do the apes look real but the amount of emotion reflected in their expressions is mind blowing. There is never a point where you can’t tell exactly what these characters are thinking and feeling just by the looks on their faces. Combine that with the proven talent of Woody Harrelson and you get some of the best character interactions I’ve seen all year.
Some may be disappointed that despite the title including the word “War” there aren’t many action set pieces during this film. Two battle scenes bookend the movie but a majority of the time is spent learning about these characters and the world they now face.
And to be honest, that’s a major plus.
It gives the audience time to get reacquainted with Caesar and learn about The Colonel as both characters are given great…
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