Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Sara Canning
Reviewed by Ariel Barreras
ABOUT THE MOVIE
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 Twentieth Century Fox (imdb.com)
“We are the beginning and the end.” This phrase is one that speaks volumes throughout War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the Planet of the Apes series. Andy Serkis reprises his role as Caesar, the ape that started a revolution. Serkis continues to develop his character in a flawless manner. It is clear in this film how much Caesar has changed since the last two films and how far he is willing to go to save his fellow ape. On the other side of the war is The Colonel, played by Woody Harrelson. Harrelson, a fun-loving man in real life, depicts the merciless soldier in a brilliant, yet disturbing manner. The war between Caesar and The Colonel is one that continues to elevate the themes of this film and the previous movies in the franchise. This film seems to be the most political one of the series by showing where humans are headed if they continue their ways. It also raises a lot of questions: How can we rebuild our society? Are we really the superior species? What makes us human? Caesar’s journey in War for the Planet of the Apes is a heartbreaking and suspenseful one that fans will be satisfied with.