WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017) Review
Directed by Matt Reeves
It’s been three years since we’ve been visually stunned and compelled by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And since then, we’re intrigued and excited as to where the next installment will lead Caesar and the apes in their journey. Now, War for the Planet of the Apes arrives, and it’s what we hoped for.
It has been a visual and emotional ride with Caesar (Andy Serkis) from being experimented to learning how to be more than just an ape in Rise of the Planet of the Apes to leading a pack of apes and do whatever it takes to protect them even if it takes going against his own kind in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Everything looks and feels planned, story-wise. The film’s rich in content, it gets to be both an action-adventure movie but there’s also the element of being more careful about the environment and everything that it supports.
It’s hard to find a solid trilogy these days, especially for big-budgeted film, we only go for the entertainment and not mostly for the story. But here we are, a film that concludes a story of a journey of an ape. A hero for his kind, a legend that will be remembered.
War for the Planet of the Apes is a solid conclusion to a solid trilogy. It’s fun, emotional, epic and thrilling. You’re rooting for everything good that dwells within the heart of an ape, whose enemy is human, our own kind. It’s a bittersweet and satisfying adventure, one that will stand the test of time.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“War for the Planet of the Apes” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox, locally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.