In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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. Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
According to director Matt Reeves, it was Woody Harrelson's idea to begin addressing Caesar by ticking off the military rivals of the past, "Wellington and Napoleon, Grant and Lee, Custer and Sitting Bull," while noting that as an ape Caesar would not know what he was talking about. See more »
At the border camp, the soldiers are standing in the rain yet none are wet. See more »
No mercy. No peace. This is war. Apes together strong.
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The 20th Century Fox fanfare is played through the use of Congo drums instead of the traditional percussion instruments. See more »
The apes are well done but somehow elicit less empathy than Disney animated characters. Scenes that are supposedly moving or sad drag on and on. Some fight scenes are good but when monkeys got hit, somehow I felt no pang. CGI is impressive but I don't go to the movies for that and I still don't know what it was about apart from references to the story of Moses and hints to the holocaust. A mess.
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