WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS/FILM - TB

Di­rected by Matt Reeves. Star­ring Andy Serkis, Woody Har­rel­son, Steve Zahn, Amiah Mille

Some 15 years have elapsed since the biotech ad­vances of Rise

of the Planet of the Apes ac­cel­er­ated pri­mate evo­lu­tion while si­mul­ta­ne­ously wip­ing out most of hu­man­ity. In­ter-species con­flict rages on, de­spite the best ef­forts of Cae­sar (Serkis), who has led his fam­ily and hun­dreds of apes to a water­fall-masked stock­ade. There are nods to ear­lier films here ( The Great Es­cape and

Apoca­lypse Now most un­avoid­ably). But this re­boot has an in­tegrity that is all its own. Ex­cel­lent end to the tril­ogy. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 140 min

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