“War for the Planet of the Apes” is a beautifully orchestrated summer blockbuster. Filled to the brim with action while simultaneously possessing a copious amount of heart and soul, Matt Reeves’ latest film is a complete joy to watch. With a gripping visual style, an absolutely stunning score, it’s a brilliant ending to an already masterful new trilogy.
While hyper-intelligent chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis), the protagonist over the past few films, and his fellow apes have been attempting to live peacefully in the woods, a group of soldiers led by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) have been on a mission to wipe them out. With the Colonel’s men relentlessly charging into the woods and continuously killing apes, Caesar decides it is time for them to fight back. While his fellow apes flee to find a new home, Caesar and a few of his most trusted lieutenants head out to find the Colonel’s whereabouts and end the war the humans have started.
“War for the Planet of the Apes” is one of the most exciting movies this summer for a lot of reasons. The visual style is unique and completely blows every other blockbuster this year out of the water. Also, the film hardly has any dialogue whatsoever. All in all, there are maybe six or seven true dialogue sequences. This may throw off viewers and, honestly, it may lead them to dislike the movie because it’s a bit difficult to connect with a character who doesn’t talk. But instead of using dialogue to have us connect with them, this film uses editing. Whenever traditional characters…
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