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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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Dolby Atmos

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Koba was the nickname of Joseph Stalin, after an outlaw character from a populair nineteenth century Georgian novel. 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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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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Featured in The Chronic Rift: Podcast of the Apes (2018) See more »

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Apes's Past Is Prologue
Written by Griffy Giacchino (as Griffith Ciacchino)
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I'm the victim of a gorilla marketing campaign
16 July 2017 | by jgeorge4See all my reviews

Clearly, when a movie is this terrible, yet gets such stellar reviews from IMDb users and metacritics alike, something fishy is going on. Actually, something apey is going on. I suspect we are all victims of a gorilla marketing campaign.

Ha ha. Get it? A guerilla marketing...meh, never mind. The important thing is yes, this movie really is that bad. By now we are all used to the fake reviews on IMDb that accompany any movie on its opening weekend. But what is up with these inflated metacritic scores?

I LOVED the first installment in this franchise. I loved the screenplay, the acting, and the gritty realism. But this? Total childish schlock. If I had to choose one and only one adjective, it would be maudlin.

I would have walked out of this movie if I didn't bring four kids with me. Within the first ten minutes, the magnitude of your error in wasting your money will become apparent. This movie is BAD. Avoid!


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