War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes
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Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Title:War for the Planet of the Apes
Release Date:July 11, 2017
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genres:Drama, Science Fiction, War
Production Co.:Chernin Entertainment
Production Countries:Canada, United States of America
Director:Matt Reeves
Writers:, ,
Casts:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Plot Keywords:based on novel, sequel, talking animal, ape
Alternative Titles:
  • Planet of the Apes 3 - [US]
  • Apornas planet: Striden - [SE]
  • Война планеты обезьян - [RU]
  • Planeta dos Macacos: A Guerra - [BR]
  • Planet of the Apes 9 - War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - [US]
  • 猩球崛起:終極決戰 - [TW]
  • The War - Il pianeta delle scimmie - [IT]
  • La guerra del pianeta delle scimmie - [IT]
  • Abernes Planet: Opgøret - [DK]
  • Ο πλανήτης των πιθήκων: Η σύγκρουση - [GR]
  • Planet majmuna: Rat - [HR]
  • La Planète des Singes : Suprématie - [FR]
  • A majmok bolygója: Háború - [HU]
  • El planeta de los simios: La guerra - [AR]
  • El Planeta de los Simios: La Guerra - [CL]
  • La guerra del planeta de los simios - [ES]
  • Vojna za Planet opic - [SI]
  • Вiйна за планету мавп - [UA]
  • Karas už beždžionių planetą - [LT]
  • มหาสงครามพิภพวานร - [TH]
  • 혹성탈출: 종의 전쟁 - [KR]
  • Planet of the Apes 3 - War for - [CA]
  • Planet Of The Apes 9 - War for the Planet of the Apes - [CA]
  • Planeta dos Macacos - A Guerra - [BR]
  • El Planeta de los Simios: La guerra - [MX]

War for the Planet of the Apes Reviews

  • Don't understand all the hate.
    by larrymeers on 17 July 2017

    412 out of 693 people found the following review useful:

    Before i saw this movie i looked at some people's opinions about it and i saw mostly negative reviews, so i was really nervous going into this movie thinking that i would have had the same reaction to it and seriously i have no idea what those people are talking about.

    So War for the planet of the apes is the 3rd film in the new prequel/Reboot of the planet of the apes movies. And this is about Caeser going on a journey to stop a war between his apes and an army of highly trained soldiers, while he also tries to control his more violent instincts.

    First the obvious, the CGI is amazing and is truly a technological marvel to cinema. Andy Serkis once again plays the ape ruler Caesar and is easily the best movie character in recent years, in each film he has gotten progressively better and in this one it is definitely the best performance. The story is great and is well acted throughout. This movie is also an amazing drama. There are a lot of moments that just make you jerk a tear every once in a while and its believable. The action sequences are pretty good too. Woody Harrelson plays the colonel and he does a pretty good job at it (He is not as good as koba but still good). He is just a character that you can relate to and you understand why he is doing all of this. Caesar and the colonel are pretty relatable. As much as i would love to say how great this movie is, i better stop right here.

    I loved every part of this movie and i did not find anything i did not like about it, but i am gonna talk about why i think most people were disappointed with this film. So if you watched all the trailers and looked at the title you may be expecting one thing, a ton of apes and humans fighting with guns and rockets. But although there is some of that in this movie, its definitely not the main point of it. This movie to its core is about the war that a person faces emotionally while war is happening around him. We see this concept with Caesar all the way through the movie.

    It also talks about what terrible things a person or people would do in a war. Woody Harrelson's character does what he does because he believes that the entire human race is going to go extinct if he does not act. I mean, would you do that if you knew that you could slowly be replaced by another species?

    So some people do not like this film because they were expecting a full on hardcore war movie. And it is that, but it really is a commentary about how a person has a war within themselves when war is happening around them. And people either missed, did not care, or did not understand the more darker themes about this movie.

    But anyway, in the end i thought this movie was a masterpiece in every way it could have been. It has amazing CGI, performances, action sequences, dark themes, tear jerking moments, and a beautiful moral to it. A+ or 10/10 APES TOGETHER STRONG!

  • Some of the worst writing I have ever seen
    by fkarpenko on 22 July 2017

    182 out of 338 people found the following review useful:

    I was first reluctant to see this film when my friend invited me but after seeing that it has a whopping 8.1 rating and remembering that the previous films were quite enjoyable I was prepared to see a truly good movie. I was incredibly disappointed. **SPOILERS** My first trouble with the film happened with the appearance of the little girl, who seemed to serve absolutely no purpose other than to spontaneously cause tear- jerking moments which were accompanied by sad music in every instance. Throughout the film there must have been around 10 of these, all of them completely pointless and forced. It also baffled me that she had close to 0 reaction to her father dying yet, when a gorilla who she had known for literally one day died, she wept like it was her brother. Another massive problem is that the entire plot of this movie hinges on one condition: that every single person out of the ~1,000 soldiers at the concentration camp is a complete and utter imbecile. Caesar's crew is running around right outside of the walls of the camp? Of course no one notices, why would anyone be on over-watch at a military base? All of the monkeys escape from their cages? Of course there was only one person watching over them. In addition to that, for the duration of what seemed like 10 minutes no one else even noticed that all the monkeys were gone or that the single guard watching over them was killed. Are these real soldiers!? Even statistically, what are the chances that not a single soldier looked at a cage that is in plain view from any part of the camp. These were just the most glaring issues I had with the film. So little thought went into the script. These are incredibly basic problems which could have been fixed with even the slightest effort, This movie was so incredibly dumb that even my friend who doesn't have much interest in film asked me if I wanted to leave before the film was over.

  • beautifully filmed non-existent plot and unrelatable characters plus a bunch of nonsense
    by ctc5030 on 17 July 2017

    259 out of 492 people found the following review useful:

    I enjoyed the first few minutes of fighting in the forest and the rest of the movie is just insufferable. Nothing makes much sense and the pacing is so slow that I almost dosed off for a while. The good cinematography and CGI does not make up for the lack of a decent plot and forced character build-up.

    One example is that the little girl did not give a sh*t when she discovered that her father (who supposedly risked everything escaping from the military to protect and care for her) had been killed by the apes but later was clearly moved to tears by the death of one of apes who's been round and for a few days and gave her a flower one time (maybe daddy just never put flowers in her hair and that's like her thing?). I guess the writers' reasoning is that Caesar and the apes are the good guys, and the girl's father tried to kill them, so he must be a bad guy, so no sympathy for him, oh no no no, not even from his own daughter, who needs to be on the good side later, because plots! So you can see how this kind of character development successfully makes me unable to empathize with any of the characters in this movie (to be honest, I did feel for the girl's dad, poor guy).

    Perhaps the most irritating thing is the messy way the apes communicate with each other. While most of them seem to be fluent with sign languages and occasional 'O-O-' noise that makes them 'apish', Caesar and a few other main characters can also speak some English with broken grammar. Sometimes Caesar speaks English to apes that only do signs and they seem to understand it (then why don't they just speak English themselves or why don't Caesar just use sign language which others are more comfortable with?). I know these things are there to make the movie more 'realistic' but they don't work and only add to more confusion and unnecessary suffering for the audience. Sometimes other apes sign to Caesar behind his back and he totally gets it without even looking at them! This kind of mixing up nonsensical things just makes my OCD explode, not to mention 90% of the movie is listening to this slow and boring enunciation of infantile broken English or reading subtitles.

    I can go on, but I don't want to. I wish I had the courage to walk out of the theater half way through the movie but I was a coward and instead I weep for the future of cinema.

  • there is something deeply wrong with so many IMDb user
    by Mona K on 28 July 2017

    86 out of 148 people found the following review useful:

    I am astonished, truly, that a hollow movie like spider-man; homecoming that is instantly forgettable and fixated on lame themes of stupid first-world teenage angst scored better user reviews than this masterpiece. it really says a lot about the mindlessness of modern cinema audiences, especially when the main argument is that ' there isn't enough war'. that said, user reviews are moronic. Planet of the apes is a triumph, really touching and thought, provoking on so many levels. i saw it days ago and the emotion of the film is still very fresh in my mind. in fact the more it occurs to me, the richer the movie becomes. if this is not nominated in the best film Oscars category, then the Academy is as daft as so many IMDb users.

  • No, it's not really thought provoking, or a very good film at all.
    by sswilkinson on 16 July 2017

    286 out of 552 people found the following review useful:

    I've seen the original Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, I've seen the remake with Tim Roth, I've seen thousands of films during my life. War for the Planet of the Apes seemed to me as simply a showcase for the digital ape effects.

    It's full of closeups of different digital ape faces against a blurry background. Af if it's 1957 and we should be marveling at new Disneyland animatronic characters. It's full of distant shots of digital chimps scurrying around. That's most of the movie.

    What people are saying is thought provoking, is a simple illustration of two groups in conflict. Draw comparisons to Nazis and Jews, black and white, Shia and Shi'ite, slave and slave owner. The same "thought provoking" questions arise.

    The only difference here is that it's put into a science fiction context - what if apes were as smart as humans? Well, what if cats were? Or squirrels? Had this been an action film, I'd say OK, it's an action movie and it's fine. But it isn't. It has some action, but is not an action film. It's mostly a very slow moving, dull, inarticulate drama.

    Inarticulate in two ways. A lot of the apes use sign language instead of speech, and the script is not clever or intellectual. A few flashes of well written dialog come up during an exchange between the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) and Caesar (digital ape) and that's all there is. Less than five minutes. The rest of the dialog is mainly focused on vengeance and war or merciful understanding. There's no complexity or intellectual stimulation here.

    I'm shocked that nearly all professional film critics give this movie a high rating and praise. Perhaps they all received $5,000 checks from the film studio.

  • Editorial Mentor Mr.Stan Salfas's Remarkable Editing!
    by Ryota Nakanishi (hilaryswank2011@yahoo.com) on 25 September 2017

    56 out of 96 people found the following review useful:

    I enjoyed this film and found quite familiar with the taste of editing style. This film is originally a job of Mr.Stan Salfas, ACE! His editing is strictly based on storytelling methodology of Robert McKee.

    His beautiful cuts in this film are the sequence in which Caesar's family killed by the Colonel. The close ups between Caesar and the Colonel are well managed in the most tragic moment. On the other hands, it is when Caesar was suddenly shot after the death of the Colonel in silence.

    Caesar is a typical oppressed nation's leader, and the Colonel is a classical imperialist army officer. Mr.Salfas's reverse cutting reveals this core conflict. What I appreciate is that US films reveal the evilness of imperial acts taken by its politicians. Self-criticism is done by filmmaking. Moreover, it successfully turned into the blockbuster entertainment.

    Individualism and anti-imperialism attitude are quite strong, and other sub characters need more intelligence. Caesar and the Colonel are too big. I prefer more anti-imperialism, and more collectivism. Fortune is not religiously decided but it cannot individually be controlled. What we can do is do our best efforts under difficulties. At least, the apes expressed this thought.

    I love this film more than Godzilla!

    10 out of 10!

  • This is why people don't go to movies anymore...Long, Boring, Propaganda Galore
    by Alice C on 17 July 2017

    137 out of 258 people found the following review useful:

    Repetitive, very long and blatant propaganda film. Big bad white Christian's want to enslave minorities er APES (probably also undocumented) in a Nazi style camp and have them build a wall! To keep the other bad apes that kill innocent people out. Trump Derangement Syndrome on full display. How anyone gives this a high rating is beyond comprehension. Don't wast 2.5 hours of your time and valuable money to be spoon fed this liberal Hollywood tripe.

  • what a joke
    by rstefdc on 18 July 2017

    170 out of 324 people found the following review useful:

    140 minutes of silly CGI monkeys not at war at all. message is pathetic. monkeys are better than humans that deserve to be wiped away. a true NWO flick that envisions their idea of exterminating us. the final avalanche is the classic symbolism of nature taking revenge and wiping away all the bad humans on both fronts, sparing only the monkey along with the mute, Jane-like baby blonde avoid this garbage at all cost.

  • Skirmish of the planet of the apes.
    by alistairc_2000 on 14 July 2017

    214 out of 412 people found the following review useful:

    Pierre Boulle the French novelist wrote Planet of the Apes (Originally The Monkey Planet). A classic SF novel. In 1968 it was filmed and so started the cinematic journey which leads to this. I watched Battle for the Planet of the apes as a young man. I thought that this movie was going to be along the same lines as that movie. After all, all of the trailers pitch it as a war between the apes and man. I was really looking forward to it. I liked the last two movies. They were not as good as the original series but were still interesting SF movies in their own right. Also, everything has been better than the Tim Burton Planet of the apes.

    So I put on my 3d glasses and sat down in Wood Green London to watch the war that would change the face of the planet. So there is a brief skirmish. Then the head ape Corny (as the plot is) sets out to find those responsible for doing wrong to him (yawn). Bring on the WAR I thought. Then they ride around for a bit. Next, we get Escape from Colditz, the great escape or Prison Break. I am still waiting for the promised war. At that end, there is a battle. Not against the apes as they are all escaping. Though unfortunately none of them get on a motorcycle and try to jump over barriers.

    I walked out of the cinema and thought what a pile of dung.

    The 3d is pathetic. Really this is a movie that could have been good in 3d but wasn't. It is at least 40 minutes too long. Also, it is not the movie they promised. There are no wars in it. It is littered with mistakes. My favourite is the 350-pound gorilla on a horse. No, that horse would have been dead.

    Lastly and this is my normal grump. Why did it not say it was based on Planet of the apes by Pierre Boulle? No mention of him in this shamefully bad movie.

    I really wanted to like this movie. What I got was a movie that surpassed Burton's POTA's for the worst one in the series.

  • Go to a zoo and see real apes instead.
    by grc719 on 15 July 2017

    235 out of 454 people found the following review useful:

    Seriously, if you want to see 2 hours of apes locked in a cage then just go see it in person at your local zoo. The $15 admission fee is for about the 15 minutes of CGI. This movie dragged on for so long that I actually began rooting for the humans just so this thing would end. It truly has more plot holes than the Zapruder film. And that's not even mentioning the absurd ending that makes absolutely no sense.

    Woody Harrelson is still a legend.

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