War for the Planet of the Apes is the third and what seems to be the final movie in the series as we finish of the story of Caesar. While this is the final chapter it is not the most action packed of the films. The film turns out to be more of a character study as you get a more in-depth look in Caesar’s motive and thought process. In addition, we are also shown the thoughts of our villain played by Woody Harrelson.
If you are looking for an action-packed war film between the humans and apes, you would be walking into a disappointment. This story is more of a character study and is told through the actions of characters and the dialogue. This film is more about an internal struggle of the characters more than it is about the outside force of what is happening in the story. The story is driven at a slow but steady pace which fits this film perfectly. I found myself caring more for these apes than I did my own species in this film. It was hard driven that we were the villains for our views. This is some of the best story telling I have seen in a film. The film does rely on seeing the prior 2 films but in the best possible way it wasn’t harped on or dragged out in explaining why. But without prior knowledge of the past films you might be completely lost in the story
War for the planet of the Apes is a well-crafted end of this story, a must-see if you are a fan of the series. The story is slow but deliberate in its delivery until about the last 20 to 30 minutes of the film. The film is beautifully shot and stunning to watch. Cinema Wise gives War for the Planet of the Apes a 3.75 out of 5.