So, in the two other films in the Planet of the Apes franchise, we learned how apes got smarter and could speak. The drug that made the animals smarter also killed over 90% of the human population. The apes, move to the forest and try to live peacefully. The society seems to be working they live by the rule, "Ape Must Not Kill Ape." That rule falls apart when the gorillas and apes have sort of a civil war.

As War for the Planet of the Apes starts, the humans, what is left of them, are trying to kill all the apes. The human army attacks with machine guns and rocket launchers. Things don't look good for Ape City. Apes who are not killed become slaves to humans. The war begins.

The apes are all CG (computer generated) and the thing I notice most is the eyes are so real. When CG first came out, I remember seeing a movie. The characters looked real, but the eyes didn't. They had dead eyes. Well, it's 2017 and they fixed this CG problem. The apes eyes are alive, and real.

The movie is filled with action and the story sort of explains why the humans want to kill all apes. I don't agree with what the humans are doing, but at least the moviegoers can see what humans are thinking. One of the things wrong in the late 1960's was no one ever explained why the humans wanted to kill all the apes. Here they do.

The performances of the human actors is first rate and the apes are just as good. For over two hours you are basically watching a cartoon. But you forget that and think this is really a planet of apes, not just a computer cartoon. How can we nominate a computer cartoon for an Oscar?

Here take a look at the trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes.

On The Brascia scale of 1 to 10, 10 being best, I give it a 9.

 

Dominick