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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

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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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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For freedom. For family. For the planet.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements, and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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14 July 2017 (USA)  »

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Planet of the Apes 3  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,262,929, 16 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$146,880,162, 30 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,613,018, 20 August 2017
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Trivia

This is the second movie in the Apes franchise where one of the characters mentions the name of the franchise, in this case being the Colonel as he calls it, "A planet of apes." The first time was in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) when Caesar, the son of Cornelius and Zira, gives a monologue of the Apes success towards the end of the film. See more »

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The Colonel uses a 1911 as his weapon of choice. When Caesar and another ape are brought before him, he executes the ape and turns the gun on Caesar. The hammer on the firearm is in the forward position. Since the 1911 has a Single action trigger, the hammer would be in the cocked position after firing unless manually set in desired position. See more »

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[Opening titles]
Opening Titles: 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.
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Opening Titles: 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.
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Opening Titles: The humans sent a distress call to a military base in the ...
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is played through the use of Congo drums instead of the traditional percussion instruments. See more »

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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Star Spangled Banner
Written by Francis Scott Key
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If ape holocaust movies are your kind of thing
30 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Here's a movie that I'll give a high rating because it's technically well made, but I can't actually say it's my kind of movie. I like having a good time watching movies. I liked the previous two movies in this franchise. This one though, War for the Planet of the Apes, was more of a depressing experience. It's a dreary story full of cruel people (& apes) doing horrible things to each other and treating each other badly. It's the ape version of a concentration camp/holocaust movie, for those of you into that kind of thing. It's not for me, but that's just my taste, so I won't fault the movie for that.

Where I can fairly subtract a couple of points from my rating would be some of the dumb decisions and illogical behavior made by some of the people made throughout the movie. Both humans and apes keep making bad decisions that get their own sides in trouble. For instance, we see here, once again, the dumb prison guard trope. Somehow, the one guy tasked with guarding a jail in movies always has to conveniently be the dumbest guy on Earth. It's frustrating to watch characters being that stupid and comes off as lazy writing.

Don't get me wrong; the movie's not all bad. Excellent CGI, for instance. The quality of digital trickery has reached such levels that it's hard to even accept that those aren't real apes on screen. It's pretty impressive.


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