The Movie That Took Me By Surprise: War for the Planet of the Apes – My Review

I wanted to dislike War for the Planet of the Apes I really did. I mean apes, with guns and riding horses? No thank you. But I went. One Take Kate told me I would like it, so I thought, why not? Let’s give it a shot.

War for the Planet of the Apes is a science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. War for the Planet of the Apes is set two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar, and his apes have been at war with the humans. As the apes start suffering heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts to face the Colonel (Played by Woody Harrelson). 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 of their species and the future of the planet.


Again, I didn’t want to like this movie.

If there were one word to describe War for the Planet of the Apes, it would be emotion.

I haven’t seen the previous versions, but War for the Planet of the Apes was full of emotions. I could see it in the Apes eyes, with the use of the child, and how it was less fighting and more heart. This appealed to me. It was a balance. A movie my boyfriend would love but with a soft side for myself. 

What I also enjoyed was the concept or challenge perhaps that I did not want the humans to prevail, I was rooting for the apes. It blew my mind. To not like the humans? To go against myself and my existence? 

War for the Planet of the Apes took me by surprise. I enjoyed it. I didn’t know what was coming and at times it was a  little clique, and at other times I was like Woah, didn’t expect that. 

War for the Planet of the Apes is in cinemas Thursday, July 13th and is rated M. It screens for 140 minutes. 

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