War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

DVD - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox, [2017]
Branch Call Number: WAR FOR THE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby digital 5.1 (English),Dolby digital 2.0 (Spanish, French),rda
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Nov 23, 2017

Directed by Matt Reeves, this is a sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)".
It depicts confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth.
Like its predecessor, its premise shares several similarities to the fifth film in the original series:"Battle for the Planet of the Apes", but it is not a direct remake.
Outstanding is the performance of Amiah Miller who plays as Nova, a mute orphan whom Maurice (an orangutan and Caesar's adviser) befriends and cares for.
Superb are the visual effects, in which the apes were created with a mixture of motion-capture and CGI key-frame animation.

Nov 21, 2017

Poor apes, brainwashed by man's theories of war trying desparately to win a war that is already won. The misery of failures and senseless death make this movie a depressingly good movie.

Nov 19, 2017

Woody must be hard up for money.

Nov 18, 2017

Boring, Boring and again Boring....This was not the movie I expected.

Nov 17, 2017

better title would be Skirmish for the planet of the apes.

It took 2 hours before the main battle happened. there's a small firefight at the start which was like the Ewoks fighting Imperial Stormtroopers, in other words, heavily armed soldiers getting massacred by bows & arrows.
most of the movie is apes using sign language and staring off into the distance with close ups of the apes faces to show off how good the CGI is.
Then there's a little girl character whose dad is killed by apes and she doesn't freak out or shed one tear, but when one of these very apes dies, she cries, what a great kid.

Nov 17, 2017

Starts out with lots of things getting blown up and apes and humans shot, so I had serious doubts about finishing the movie, but I am so glad I did! One of the best movies in several years. Hard to believe it came out of Hollywood. There was actual dialogue rather than just cursing (in fact I don't remember hearing a single curse word), no graphic sex (But plenty of graphic violence), and the non-star-studded cast was wonderful. I did not expect to cry during a war movie, but I did. The comic relief fell a little flat, though. My husbands only comment was "I didn't know Woody Harlson could act." I agree, for once he didn't ruin a movie for me. Very enjoyable movie that will be worth watching again when it hits TV.

Nov 14, 2017

While 'War' is a worthy conclusion to the Apes trilogy, it's probably the weakest of the trilogy. It begins slow, and the main plot is another "They killed his family, so now he must get revenge"- cliche. Still, it was amusing. And the cinematography is probably the best in the series. Without spoiling, the thing I liked most about 'War' was the background on what was going on with the surviving humans. It really cements how apes take over the planet, but not in the most obvious way. It would be interesting if they did another set of follow up movies, as the original series did. This trilogy left easter eggs and plot holes that set the possibilities for the underground mutant humans and the lost space mission from those movies. Sadly, this movie did not do as well at the box office so that may not happen.

Nov 13, 2017

The special effects were cool but I had no clue what was going on for most of the film and when it finally ended I was tired and felt like I had wasted a lot of time on nothing. This clearly was not a film meant for me.

Nov 12, 2017

War for the planet of the ape was slow film. Only l like dawn of the planet of the ape. I am stay all the time favorite classic (1968) planet of the ape.

Nov 10, 2017

Made dinner and cleaned house while it was on ; didn't mi9ss a thing.

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Nov 23, 2017

Violence: A scene with bullet wounds


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