War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

DVD - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: WAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
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BeausPerson
Dec 13, 2017

Action and humour with a good story to support it. There are some great characters introduced here.

aavishkakumar Dec 08, 2017

It was a breakthaking and beautiful movie, and what an epic ending to the trilogy. It was certainly a brilliant movie with very talented actors and voice actors. Definitely worth watching, this movie will make you cry and laugh even in some bits and hold your breath in anticipation.

LibrarianShelbi Dec 06, 2017

“War for the Planet of the Apes,” the third in the rebooted trilogy, is the best of the series. Nothing, to my taste, beats the 1968 original "Planet of the Apes," but then again, few sci-fi films have matched that movie’s mix of thrills, high camp, and high concept, plus that great kicker of an ending.

The refashioned high concept here has the apes now in charge of most of the planet. However, an incursion of humans, fighting for the survival of their species, has forced the band of apes led by the Moses-like Caesar (the incomparable Andy Serkis) to flee their Muir Woods sanctuary to greener pastures. Woody Harrelson tops off this great ensemble as the rogue colonel who is determined to wipe all apes from the world.

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jimg2000
Nov 26, 2017

Do watch the extras “All about Caesar” featurette which chronicled Caesar’s childhood in 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and emerged as a leader in 2014 “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” The main theme was on the moral debate on the endless cycle of vengeance sandwiched by two spectacular action battles at the beginning and ending of the film under very different settings, Tofino Vancouver, the Canadian Rockies and Death Valley. My only qualm is that while the flawless CGI were amazing, but 2 hours and 22 minutes with at least an hour of close up CGIs of the Ape characters slowed down the flow of events.

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akirakato
Nov 23, 2017

Directed by Matt Reeves, this is a sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)".
It depicts confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth.
Like its predecessor, its premise shares several similarities to the fifth film in the original series:"Battle for the Planet of the Apes", but it is not a direct remake.
Outstanding is the performance of Amiah Miller who plays as Nova, a mute orphan whom Maurice (an orangutan and Caesar's adviser) befriends and cares for.
Superb are the visual effects, in which the apes were created with a mixture of motion-capture and CGI key-frame animation.

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tuan_canada
Nov 21, 2017

Poor apes, brainwashed by man's theories of war trying desparately to win a war that is already won. The misery of failures and senseless death make this movie a depressingly good movie.

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8372s
Nov 19, 2017

Woody must be hard up for money.

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29067053730384cks
Nov 18, 2017

Boring, Boring and again Boring....This was not the movie I expected.

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trotter73
Nov 17, 2017

better title would be Skirmish for the planet of the apes.

It took 2 hours before the main battle happened. there's a small firefight at the start which was like the Ewoks fighting Imperial Stormtroopers, in other words, heavily armed soldiers getting massacred by bows & arrows.
most of the movie is apes using sign language and staring off into the distance with close ups of the apes faces to show off how good the CGI is.
Then there's a little girl character whose dad is killed by apes and she doesn't freak out or shed one tear, but when one of these very apes dies, she cries, what a great kid.

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LauraSteinert
Nov 17, 2017

Starts out with lots of things getting blown up and apes and humans shot, so I had serious doubts about finishing the movie, but I am so glad I did! One of the best movies in several years. Hard to believe it came out of Hollywood. There was actual dialogue rather than just cursing (in fact I don't remember hearing a single curse word), no graphic sex (But plenty of graphic violence), and the non-star-studded cast was wonderful. I did not expect to cry during a war movie, but I did. The comic relief fell a little flat, though. My husbands only comment was "I didn't know Woody Harlson could act." I agree, for once he didn't ruin a movie for me. Very enjoyable movie that will be worth watching again when it hits TV.

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AMerr22
Nov 23, 2017

Violence: A scene with bullet wounds

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jimg2000
Nov 26, 2017

Many quotes in IMDb including this opening narrative:

Fifteen years ago, a scientific experiment gone wrong gave rise to a species of intelligent apes and destroyed most of humanity with a virus that became known as Simian Flu.
"Rise"
With the dawn of a new ape civilization led by Caesar, the surviving humans struggled to coexist. But fighting finally broke out when a rebel ape, Koba, led a vengeful attack against humans.
"Dawn"
The humans sent a distress call to a military base in the North, where all that remained of the U.S. Army was gathered. A ruthless Special Forces Colonel and his hardened battalion were dispatched to exterminate the apes. Evading capture for the last two years, Caesar is now rumoured to be marshalling the fight from a hidden command base in the wood, as the war rages on.
"War"

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