War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements, and some disturbing images

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • There's only two large scale action style battle sequences: the first one is the opening scene, while the last one is the closing scene of the film. Besides this, there are frequent moments of emotional "violence" both psychologically and physically especially in the 2nd half of the film.
  • Apes are enslaved and tortured. A lot of whippings and forced starvation.
  • Some character vomit dark blood while bleeding profusely from the nose.
  • Cesar the ape is tortured over the course of several weeks. He is tied up to a large wooden x limb from limb, and he is left outside to freeze in extremely cold weathers. He also has cold water splashed on him.
  • Two scenes of gun and arrow battles between apes/humans and humans/humans. The entire movie only has two action scenes. Mostly physical fighting in the film.


  • 4 "hell", 1 "goddamn", 3 "damns", and one whispered use of "oh shit".
  • Hardly any like the previous films.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A character appears drunk. He frequently drinks from a flask

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A character shoots an ape down.
  • A character suddenly starts bleeding from the noise and making "zombie-like" sounds.
  • The final scene may upset some viewers who have been invested in the story.
  • This movie is a lot sadder than the other two movies.
  • Throughout the film is intense war sequences.
  • This is the most intense movie of the series.
  • The movie is very intense the entire film.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Cesar gets shot in the side, and slowly bleeds to death. This scene is extremely emotional and quite depressing.
  • An ape gets shot in the head at point blank range after deciding to help out Caesar. Blood sprays. This scene is really sad and quite violent.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The sudden death of Ceasar's son and wife may upset some viewers.
  • Koba returns in a couple of scenes looking like a zombie. It is up close and detailed.
  • Ceaser dying at the end will be extremely traumatizing for some viewers.

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