Film Review – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

16 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes every single day I went to see War of the Planet of the Apes and I was crying Caesar not only because it’s a movie but Caesar reminds me of how family should really treat each other with love respect security and Ice why I hate the fact that Caesar died I wish they would bring his part back like they did when he got shot in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    • Anonymous says:

      This is one of the best movie I have watched in years we do not know what is going to happen to us in America we just going by one day at a time and this movie was one of the best what I like the most about the movie was Caesar being a leader he loved all his people no matter what and he did not like violence and this is the way the world should be I wish they would bring the movie back to where Caesar lays down and he gets up again I know is not going to happen but I really enjoyed every moment every part of all the movies they made with Caesar

    • Nick Kush says:

      It’s a truly harrowing movie. It’s amazing how much emotion can come from CGI apes!

  2. Great review. The score was amazing. When I was leaving the theater, me and the rest of the crowd were just kind of looking at each other, having just been on this very emotional experience. No one was in a rush to leave. Beautiful film.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I had the same experience. Everyone was sort of apprehensive to start clapping once the movie finished since it was so heavy. Luckily, someone started it which then allowed everyone to get involved. By the end of the credits, everyone in the theater was clapping.

  3. Great review – pretty much sums up the movie for me. I agree that there were a few *slower periods in the movie, not as much action as the previous instalment but I felt this was important to give the emotional part of the story a lot more emphasis (which was achieved successfully). Andy Serkis is just wow! He really lifted the bar this time as Caesar – I felt so much closer to Caesar this time around and that really impacted my overall thoughts of the movie. By far my favourite of the trilogy thus far.

  4. Aimer Boyz says:

    I’m excited to see this film tomorrow. I loved the original movies, but this new trilogy is better than the original. Both this and the Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto Star Treks actually managed to improve on an already great idea. Not something that happens often.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Totally agree with you there. When you watch the original Planet of the Apes, you know it’s a good movie but it can’t help but feel pretty dated.

  5. We’re in total agreement on this one! A remarkable film and a triumphant conclusion if this is the end…

    • Nick Kush says:

      I kinda hope they make this one the last one. Of course they might continue if the film breaks the bank at the box office, but I feel like the story is perfectly complete as is.

      • Reeves has already said he would love to return to the franchise and has strong ideas about where to take the story. If we’re lucky Fox will allow him space to go off and do The Batman (or whatever it ends up being called) and maybe come back in a few years reinvigorated to continue.
        If not, as you say, this trilogy works beautifully as it is!

      • Nick Kush says:

        I saw that as well. If they brought him and the rest of the team back and then I’d probably get on board!

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    […] Although War for the Planet of the Apes will most likely win the weekend, there’s another movie that is getting released, Wish Upon!  From the director of Annabelle (oof) comes the story of a demon wishing box that grants you wishes, but with a price.  But is it worth seeing this weekend or should you just scoot to the next theater over and watch apes ride horses?  The following review will be spoiler free. […]

  2. August 4, 2017

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