In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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
Before beginning work on the project, Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback decided to get inspiration by watching "a million movies", according to Reeves. Among the films they asked to see at the Twentieth Century Fox screening room were: westerns, war movies, Biblical epics, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and all of the previous "Planet of the Apes" films. See more »
The Colonel is eating a piece of fruit off the tip of his knife. He takes a small bite leaving the rest on the tip of his knife as he goes into an intense dialogue with Caesar. Camera back to The Colonel the piece of fruit suddenly disappeared and there's no fruit on the floor when the camera panned out. See more »
Is that a trench? It looks like there's more of them inside.
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The 20th Century Fox fanfare is played through the use of Congo drums instead of the traditional percussion instruments. See more »
Sometimes, when I read reviews about movies on IMDb, I see patterns in the writing. Similar text, similar structuring and similar indignant shouting. Read enough of them and you see that quite often there is an underlying reason why the reviews are marking a film so low. Be it political or religious. Very rarely is it actually about the quality of the film. More often it is about a personal issue that the reviewer has - and so he vents his anger in the only way that's he knows how - a screaming one star rating and a list of reasons why the film is the worst he has ever seen. Makes you wonder what kind of a strange person would do that.
However, if you read past all the silly 1 star ratings you often get to the truth. And the truth as far as this film is concerned is that it is a cracker. It draws you in like none of the other ape movies - it's pacing is superb, the visual effect stunning.
I would suggest that you ignore the ranting 1 star reviews and take them for what's they are - a few individuals with multiple accounts and strange views on the world.
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