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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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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 ahmetkozan

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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In an interview, Matt Reeves talked about the inevitable war Caesar would have with the humans "As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of Dawn, that is going to take us into the world of what he's grappling with. What he's going to be thrust into circumstances that he never ever wanted to deal with, and was hoping he could avoid. And now he's right in the middle of it. The things that happened in that story test him in huge ways, in the ways in which his relationship with Koba haunts him deeply. It's going to be an epic story. I think you've probably read that I sort of described it where in the first film was very much about his rise from humble beginnings to being a revolutionary. The second movie was about having to rise to the challenge of being a great leader in the most difficult of times, this is going to be the story that is going to cement his status as a seminal figure in ape history and sort of leads to an almost Biblical status. He is going to become like a mythic ape figure like Moses." See more »

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The character Luca is an adult gorilla that should weigh in the region of 3 to 400 lb and is seen in much of the film riding a horse, often at the gallop. A horse carrying this kind of weight would not be able to walk easily, certainly not gallop. 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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References You're Next (2011) See more »

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Hey Joe
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A Mighty Winner!
8 October 2017 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

The third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series, 'War for the Planet of the Apes' is a terrific film, that is grim & thought-provoking, and bravely pushes the Blockbuster Genre, by offering more soul than gimmicks. With a Sterling, Oscar-worthy Performance by Andy Serkis as Caesar, the leader of the apes, to a Screenplay that is dark & powerful & Deft Direction, this recent box-office & critical smash is among the year's best films!

'War for the Planet of the Apes' Synopsis: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

'War for the Planet of the Apes' is a tale on love, hate, revenge & survival. And in a world where Presidents behave like dictators & discriminate the minorities, this Apes versus Humans spell-binder comes close to the current state of times we live in & questions hate & violence with thundering ferocity.

'War for the Planet of the Apes' is brave enough to remain a grim story on a leader broken & consumed in hate, ready to protect his misunderstood tribe by a sadist & ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson, in an electrifying performance). Its disturbing & powerful story on Caesar's fight, with a mad-load of violence & thought-provoking confrontations, that are SURE to give your goose-pimples. Its power-packed stuff.

Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves's Screenplay is excellent. The Writing is super-strong & makes for a solid third installment. Reeves's Direction is intense to the core. This is Reeves at his finest, as a writer & director. Michael Seresin's Cinematography captures the carnage, with astonishing results. William Hoy & Stan Salfas's Editing is top-notch. Art & Costume Design are fantastic. Michael Giacchino's Score is enchanting, as always.

Performance-Wise: Andy Serkis needs to be awarded. His return as Caesar in a yet another motion-capture performance, defines emotion. Serkis is simply superb, enacting the bruised & broken hero with gut-wrenching honesty. Has the Academy been sleeping? I mean, how can one not include Serkis in the finest performances of the year? Give him his due, Nominate Serkis for his impeccable work in 'War for the Planet of the Apes', it would only prove to be a rich moment in your history. Second in command is Woody Harrelson, who puts the screen on fire. In one of his scariest roles, the Thespian portrays a villain that's hard to forget. The TREMENDOUS Steve Zahn is extraordinary & adds the much needed relief in the intense proceedings. Karin Konoval, also, is marvelous. Rest lend incredible support.

On the whole, 'War for the Planet of the Apes' is A Mighty Winner! Don't Miss It.


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