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J. O.'s rating of the film War for the Planet of the Apes

Begins with a startling, atmospheric, and almost frightening reintroduction to the explosive warfare between man and ape. The excitement quickly devolves into a simplistic, over-explained slog. Could Harrelson's character have been more of a caricature? In the end, no amount of incredible CGI can save a dull and predictable story. Maybe the war was really between more action or an engaging story. Stalemate?