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War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review, Rating

- 3.75/5
War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review, Rating

What Is Good

  • Casting
  • Script
  • Direction
  • VFX
  • Music
  • Emotional climax
  • Cinematography

What Is Bad

  • Slave camp scenes in second half could be trimmed
Bottom Line: An emotional ending to the perfect trilogy of the century


'War for the Planet of Apes' is the final episode in the franchise. Caesar is back and in this final episode, he is forced into a deadly battle with an Army of humans lead by a Ruthless Colonel. Caesar fights with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. The final battle happens between Caesar and the Colonel to decide the fate of both their species which will also determine the future of the planet. 

Star Performance

Before start speaking about the movie, this movie will make us think that does humanity even needs to be saved? Well, it's up to one's mindset. Andy Serkis (Caesar) has done a remarkable job as Caesar with a mo-cap performance. The human characters behind the apes have done an exceptional job and more credits go to Andy Serkis for his fine performance. Even though it is a CGI generated character he makes us feel emotional many times. Even other apes such as Maurice, Rocket, Luca and the traitorous Red have been exemplary. This movie features a debut Bad Ape and that brings some humor to the emotionally packed story. The Little Girl Amiah Miller is just fab. She speaks a lot through eyes and conveys emotions flawlessly. Woody Harrelson is tremendous as always. He has been saddled with a powerful role of being The Colonel and he has done justice to his part. 

Techinical Team

Matt Reeves deserves a huge round of applause for some stellar writing and direction. His way of narration needs more praises. He deserves a bow for not ending the movie in a commercial way. Also he doesn't prefer to use bombs and guns just because the movie's title has 'War' n it. We assure that the movie will bring tears from your eyes during the climax. It is such a deeply moving story well blended with some amazing VFX. 


Well, Don't expect a fun ride like Spiderman: Homecoming which got released last week. This one is more emotional and intense. The running time is more than 2 hours and the emotional scenes are scattered throughout. But still, it is one of the heart moving stories. However, the slave camp scenes could have been trimmed in second half. The Visual effects deserve a better applause and we are sure this movie is really Oscar-Worthy.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 5459
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