Movie Review : War for the Planet of the Apes - The Baahubali of Apes movies.
Benefits of watching all three movies back-to-back; I can give you a quick recap of the previous two movies as well :)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - James Franco's experiments with virus 112 and 113 wipe out most of the human population in the years to come, while giving immense strength and intellect to the Ape population.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - What happens when utopian settling of the Apes in Muir Woods is threatened by humans and an ape consumed with hatred for humans. When survival of two species are at stake, a War must follow. And so it does ....
War for the Planet of the Apes - A fitting finale to an epic trilogy that makes you root for Apes and against humans (well, there are exceptions).
When Caesar's home and family are destroyed by a ruthless colonel, he is left with no option but one - avenge his loss. He begins his search for the colonel and what happens on this journey is the story.
Caesar is inevitably the Amarendra Baahubali of this saga. Need I say more? Andy Serkis expresses his emotions fabulously and talks with his eyes, his animated ones rather..
Woody Harrelson is menacing and scary as is needed of the colonel.
Maurice, Rocket, Luca, Nova and the 'Bad Ape' excel at their roles.
The small girl is cuteness personified and is absolutely enchanting.
I never could take my eyes of the locations and scenic captures.
All that being said, can't help but wonder if this can become an actuality. We humans have been messing with nature way too much. And Nature is bound to come back, with a vengeance.
Finally, a small but life saving tip to all my readers: please start learning how to climb trees, especially the tall ones. You will thank me later :) :)
One of my most cherished movie-watching moments was being witness to Caeser's first word. When Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes made its way to theatres in the summer of 2011, most audiences (including me) had little to no expectations from it. Tim Burton's ghastly reboot of the campy '70s franchise (Ape-Raham Lincoln, NEVER FORGET) had left a nasty memory in the minds of many an audience member.
When Rise... took a wholly new approach by examining the origins of how ape-kind could physically and intellectually match and eventually overthrow mankind, I was fully on board. When Cae....