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Levi Miah's rating of the film War for the Planet of the Apes

Bookended by heavy battles (the opening is an actual achievement), but centers on Caesar in a classic revenge tale given new life with an Ape perspective. That perspective might be what manages to rekindle the ineffable magic of 80s - 90s classics, something missing this millenium, but it's also dark, treading into noir territory at points. There's no Zimmer in the score either - just sweet, sweet fantasy melodies.