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3.3
699 Ratings

War for the Planet of the Apes

Directed by Matt Reeves
United States, 2017
Sci-Fi, Action, Drama

Synopsis

Caesar and his ape colony are embroiled in a battle with an army of humans. When the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The battle pits Caesar against the humans’ leader, a ruthless Colonel.

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War for the Planet of the Apes Directed by Matt Reeves

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2018 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2017 | Winner: Best Actor

2017 | Nominee: Best Original Score

It was in the midst of the snowy rural stuff where the film is aiming to be THE SEARCHERS with even more sign language that it starts to get good. There’s a quite brilliant scene of Maurice the orang (Karin Kanoval and her animators) and a silent little girl (Amiah Miller) which is LOOONG, wordless, quiet, tender and hypnotic. Really unexpected in a summer blockbuster.
July 26, 2017
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This elaborate, largely silent language is one of the more fascinating aspects of the film, simultaneously invoking both empathy and alienation. Another variation on this theme is articulated through the numerous dramatic close-ups of simian visages, upon which the tiniest facial inflections are transmitted from the production’s human actors to the splendidly textured digital characters via advanced motion-capture systems.
July 14, 2017
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A rich, complicated entry in a franchise that has always been willing to strain for significance, this takes full advantage of CGI character-creating technology, which is evolving more rapidly than its sapient apes. Watching all three of the recent Apes films in succession, the progress of motion-capture performance in a relatively short time is as astonishing as the leap in sound recording between The Jazz Singer (1927) and King Kong(1933).
July 14, 2017
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