War For The Planet Of The Apes
The Planet Of The Apes trilogy may very well be one of the best trilogies out there.
It doesn’t have any major misstep in all three films. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011) set up the origin of protagonist Caesar with both heart and smarts. Not to mention that awesome action sequence on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) strikes that balance again while exploring conflicts among the apes. The film also features an army of apes on horseback, which is cool and chilling all at the same time. In my opinion, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the best of the three films.
Men’s cruelty and arrogance are the cause for its downfall in this final film which delves further into Caesar’s journey as the leader of a new kind of apes. Kudos to returning director Matt Reeves for easily rallying the audience to root for the apes and feel aghast at how inhuman humans are.
It’s worth repeating: Andy Serkis truly deserves recognition for bringing Caesar’s to life with the help of technology. Give the man the accolades he deserves already.