Entertainment 'War for the Planet of the Apes' is the best entry in the series

07:11  14 july  2017
07:11  14 july  2017 Source:   ew.com

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As more positive reviews come in for War for the Planet of the Apes , that rarest of movie phenomena is again upon us: a sequel that may very well be Currently at a plum 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the third entry in the apocalyptic Planet of the Apes series is being praised by critics as “a

The third in the reboot series is the best ' Apes ' film ever. Chris Nashawaty. June 26, 2017 at 09:06 AM EDT. War for the Planet of the Apes . type. Movie.

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From its inception six summers ago, the new-and-improved Planet of the Apes movie cycle has kept the original films from the ‘60s and ‘70s at an arm’s distance. It’s managed to borrow from the past without seeming burdened by it or beholden to it. Which is probably for the best since anyone in his or her right mind has to concede that the classic series jackknifed off the rails as soon as Charlton Heston left. It isn’t just the look of the new films that’s been upgraded thanks to breathtaking motion capture technology, the storytelling has gotten richer and more complex, too. Like Caesar and company, the films seem to be getting more intelligent and human as they evolve.

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This isn’t much of a leap for an American series set in the United States No humans are redeemed in War for the Planet of the Apes as they were in the prior films. The apes however, are our best selves, working together despite the chasms of language and ability, towards a better future for all.

The third entry in this revamped series is a technical accomplishment, but a storytelling drag. A little more ambiguity around those questions would go a long way, and would help justify what a miserable schlep War for the Planet of the Apes becomes: In Dawn, the story’s darkness made more sense

  'War for the Planet of the Apes' is the best entry in the series © 20th Century Fox Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes is the best Apes installment yet (regardless of whether we’re talking new or classic formula). Picking up 15 years after the outbreak of the population-decimating simian flu, the film feels like a primate hybrid of The Searchers, The Great Escape, and Apocalypse Now (with lone human movie star, Woody Harrelson, in the gonzo Kurtz role). It’s a rollicking old-fashioned warm weather entertainment juiced with the most cutting cutting-edge effects. When we last left the benevolent ape leader Caesar in 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes he had just emerged from a two-pronged battle against a band of double-dealing human ambassadors and his belligerent ape rival, Koba. The years in between haven’t been very peaceful for the apes. A brutal conflict between man and ape is brewing once again—this time led by Harrelson’s mysterious, mad-eyed Colonel. When the apes’ edenic forest home is stormed by the Colonel’s hit squad, Caesar’s wife and son are murdered. Now he wants revenge, proving that apes are capable of learning mankind’s uglier emotions along with the more admirable ones. There are even a few ape traitors helping out the Colonel’s race war. So much for “ape not kill ape.”

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The ultimate entry in the new trilogy is really a launching point for the original film. With that out of the way, here's a look at some of the best nods in War to the original film. Serkis' Caesar, the hero of this new trilogy, is in fact not the first ape named after a famous Roman leader in the series .

Director Matt Reeves returns to the franchise for this third entry in Caesar’s trilogy after previously directing Dawn for the Planet of the Apes , and War finds Caesar Infinity War Writers Say Avengers 4 is Even Bigger & Better . Avengers: Infinity War Early Reactions: Does It Deliver On The Hype?

Essentially structured as an old-school Hollywood Western epic right out of the John Ford playbook, Caesar and his small posse of payback-seeking apes ride on horseback (those poor horses!) across the snowy Sierra mountains. They even pick up a couple of new members along the way, including a young human girl (Amiah Miller) whom they name “Nova” (a nod for long-time fans of the series) and a small talking chimp that escaped from a zoo. He calls himself “Bad Ape,” no doubt after the insults once hurled at him by his human captors. Beneath the pixels, Steve Zahn injects “Bad Ape” with sorely needed humor and heartbreaking emotional heft.

The wind-up to the film’s climactic Caesar-vs.-Colonel showdown takes its sweet time, but War never gets stuck in the sort of bloated longeurs that plague so many summer blockbusters pushing past the two-hour mark. The credit for that largely goes to composer Michael Giacchino’s better-than-it-needs-to-be score—a freaky symphony of staccato woodwinds, plucky strings, and ominous thumping kettle drums—and Andy Serkis, who brings Caesar to life once again. Caesar and all of the apes are such a marvel of uncanny verisimilitude that you never stop to ask why the human characters aren’t on screen very much. It’s the ape-iest Apes movie by far.

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If you weren’t convinced already, the series ’ third entry just got a trailer that asserts that same level of commitment to grown up quality amid the summer movie season Related Items: andy serkis. war for the planet of the apes . In a battle to crown the year's best film scores, there was no surrender!

Read Empire's review of the third instalment in the Planet Of The Apes reboot series . Nomenclature has always been an issue for the Planet Of The Apes reboot series . The Apes ’ Rise confusingly preceded their Dawn , which ended with a war .

Harrelson, an actor with a tendency to chew on his roles like an unlucky wad of Red Man tobacco, seems to understand exactly what kind of movie he’s in, just like Gary Oldman did in Dawn. Outfitted in army fatigues, menacing sunglasses, and grease face paint, he’s decided to go Full Brando here, especially when he shaves his cueball head with a straight razor in front of his cult-like followers. His Colonel knows that apes like Caesar are no longer controllable and lower on the evolutionary ladder. If anything, they now have the upper hand. But he’s not going to go down with a hammed-up fight.

When Caesar finally reaches the Colonel’s fortified mountain compound, he sees his fellow apes in chains as prisoners. Or are they bait? Caesar and his team need to break them out in true McQueen/Bronson style. If War occasionally lapses into mawkish, melodramatic moments it doesn’t need (or that Reeves’ and Mark Bomback’s script can’t fully support—apparently apes can be as corny as humans), War more than makes up for it with sequences of such eye-candy spectacle you won’t cry foul. I’m not sure where the Apes franchise goes from here exactly. Or if it even goes anywhere. But if this is the series’ swan song, it’s going out on top. B+

This article was originally published on EW.com

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