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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Serkis ... Caesar
Woody Harrelson ... The Colonel
Steve Zahn ... Bad Ape
Karin Konoval ... Maurice
Amiah Miller ... Nova
Terry Notary ... Rocket
Ty Olsson ... Red Donkey
Michael Adamthwaite ... Luca
Toby Kebbell ... Koba
Gabriel Chavarria ... Preacher
Judy Greer ... Cornelia
Sara Canning ... Lake
Devyn Dalton ... Cornelius
Aleks Paunovic ... Winter
Alessandro Juliani ... Spear
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Storyline

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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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For freedom. For family. For the planet.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements, and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet of the Apes 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,262,929, 16 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$146,880,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$490,664,238
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the novelization, many of the lines of other apes from the movie are given to Percy the orangutan. At the council meeting, Percy asks Blue Eyes what is beyond the mountains. In the movie, Cornelia is the one who asks Blue-Eyes this. At the Alpha-Omega base, Percy tells Caesar to forgive the other apes for shunning them as they have been through much. In the movie, Lake is the one who tells Caesar this. See more »

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At the border camp, the soldiers are standing in the rain yet none are wet. See more »

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[first lines]
Captain: Is that a trench? It looks like there's more of them inside.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is played through the use of Congo drums instead of the traditional percussion instruments. See more »

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References You're Next (2011) See more »

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Apes's Past Is Prologue
Written by Griffy Giacchino (as Griffith Ciacchino)
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Underwhelming to say the least
17 July 2017 | by toini-01373See all my reviews

This movie had everything going for it. 1 good and 1 amazing movie in the franchise, fantastic CGI and great cinematography.

It opens up with a skirmish in the forest and you can just marvel at the action scene which is extremely beautifully filmed in long and steady shots. What a change!

After how Dawn managed to make you empathize as much for the humans as for the apes (Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis carried it...), it lead to an epic confrontation where the apes assaulted the human city. THIS is what I expected from War, but in bigger.

I wanted to see how the apes, particularly Ceasar, would be forced to abandon their pacific policies and put an end to humanity. How humans and apes would face-off in one big final clash. How we would root for both humans and apes making the film an emotional roller coaster, etc.

SPOILER: All we got in the end was an anti-army, anti-Christian, anti-US film that thought so highly of itself that it lingered on for ages on random stupid scenes. Gorilla gives flower to girl, Gorilla dies in the next scene. Colonel picks up doll, colonel cannot speak in the next scene. Avalanche finishes off humanity (wait what...?).

I just believe that after the success of the 2nd installment praised for both its CGI but also its very compelling and emotional scenes (when Gary Oldman turns on his ipad...), the director suddenly considered himself a genius and thought he could do no wrong. He was wrong. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was simply a high class popcorn action movie, but a popcorn action movie non the less - War for the Planet of the Apes forgot about that. A bit like The Hunger Games, after the second amazing installment combined social message with action, the director thought people went to the cinema for the social message...

Extremely disappointed, do not watch it...


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