Episode 69 - Apes Together Strong
War for the Planet of the Apes Review
We've been waiting for this sequel for years. Some say the journey began with the original Planet of the Apes film in 1968. But really it kicked off in 2011 with the surprise hit of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. "Rise" is technically a reboot of the franchise but it can be seen as the beginning of a prequel trilogy much like Star Wars the Phantom Menace. Rise shows the birth of Caesar, a genetically enhanced chimpanzee who leads an army of apes out of captivity while a "simian flu" eradicates most of the human race. The apes thrive, however, and this is told in the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Things don't stay rosy war begins at the end of the film.
In this iteration, we see an older and more war-torn Caesar. He's just trying to keep his family safe but the war keeps pulling him away from those he holds dear. This week we discuss what absolutely worked in this film and sadly what didn't.
What did you think of the film?