War For The Planet Of The Apes Movie Review

dilippoddar September 2, 2017 Views 421

War Of The Planet Of The Apes Review {4/5}: A thought-provoking and emotionally resonant film that balances action and special effectsSTORY: An epic battle between apes and humans will decide the future of both species on the planet.

REVIEW: It’s almost 50 years since the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ starring Charlton Heston hit the screens back in 1968, and shocked audiences with its grim outlook of a world where apes evolve over humans to become the dominant species. In the current blockbuster scenario dominated by superheroes and intergalactic battles, it’s a challenge for this premise (and rebooted franchise) to remain relevant. However, co-writer and director Matt Reeves knows exactly why the post-apocalyptic tale worked in the late 60s and returns to those narrative roots, keeping its essence firmly grounded.

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