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Does ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ End This Trilogy Well? — Cinemaholics

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I’ve never been the biggest fan of the prequel trilogy beginning with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I do enjoy them as one of the better franchises available on the occasional summer. Joining me to discuss and review the final entry (for now), Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines share their own take on the long, fascinating tale that is most impressive for its motion-capture work featuring Andy Serkis than pretty much anything else.

We also did a feature review for The Big Sick, one of my favorite movies of 2017 so far and a true delight for fans of romantic comedies and really comedies in general. It’s a great discussion that we’ve been patiently waiting to have since last month. Our mini reviews this week include Lady MacbethA Ghost Story, and The Standups.

Go on…Does ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ End This Trilogy Well? — Cinemaholics

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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Is Both The Worst And Best Of Its Own Series

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War for the Planet of the Apes is the final film of the prequel trilogy based on the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes. Once again, viewers step into director Matt Reeve’s post-apocalyptic version of a world where a micro-colony of hyper-intelligent apes led by the world-weary Caesar must fight for their right to exist against humanity’s last stand.

The central conceit of this prequel trilogy has been to follow the evolving humanity of a brilliantly realized character named Caesar (brought to life by stunning motion capture and played by an Oscar-worthy Andy Serkis).  It’s clear at this point that Caesar is one of the greatest film characters of the 21st Century, born in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and fully realized in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

This new film takes Caesar’s journey to its most desperate state. After two years of evading the last of humanity’s armed forces, Caesar’s nomadic colony of apes are brought to their breaking point when a ruthless colonel (played by Woody Harrelson) finds their hiding place and forces the apes to go on the run. Caesar craves revenge, however, and sets off on a journey with his closest confidants to discover what the humans truly have in store for his apes.

Go on…‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Is Both The Worst And Best Of Its Own Series

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