War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review


In the third installment of the Planet of the Apes we approach what is the beginning of the end to Cesar’s storyline. We witness the humans begin to try and take over their territory. We also see that the apes want to maintain the peace and move on until tragedy strikes. This sends Cesar on a rage for revenge which also starts to affect him mentally as a familiar face starts to haunt him.

As the apes begin to start their journey to find a new home. Cesar decides that his need is to get justice and doesn’t go with the rest of the apes on the journey to their new home. Cesar’s most loyal friends decide to stay and help him fight. As they hunt for the colonel Cesar and his crew encounter a little girl. She becomes a key part to the apes and to the storyline. Cesar also encounters another ape he is unfamiliar with. This new ape has crucial info that help Cesar and his buddies.

The journey comes to an end as the apes on the journey encounter a trader and get captured. They are then trapped by the humans and forced to work with no food or water. Cesar eventually gets caught and what awaits him is way more than what h bargained for. In a deep and informative dialogue between the colonel and Cesar, Cesar realizes this is much bigger than him. War is declared and the plot starts to thicken. With Cesar on the inside with the rest of the apes his right-hand men are still on the outside plotting the escape of all the apes to then travel to their new home.

Overall, the War for the Planet of the Apes is just that a war. War can be portrayed in many different forms. This war isn’t just about fighting guns or how many died. This is more of a civil war vibe. This is supposed to be about the apes but quickly turns to the humans’ war against each other.  Cesar never wanted war but he was forced and one thing leads to another but Cesar’s focus was mainly revenge.

I have never hated the human race as much as I did in this movie. Yes, that’s what this movie brought out of me. I give so much credit to Matt Reeves and Matt Bomback for writing an amazing script and directing such an emotional movie. This was a perfect end to Cesar’s story. I look forward to knowing if they will continue telling the story of the apes since there is a new beginning in a new home for the apes.