Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

The third film, in the reboot of “The Planet of the Apes” franchise is here and this time it is all about the Apes going into battle with the humans in order to regain their freedom.

Director Matt Reeves has described this film as a biblical epic where Caesar can be describes as the “Moses” of the Apes.

I’d have to agree with him – this really is an epic film. Everything about it is big. The battle scenes, the emotions and even the apes themselves.

Fans have loved every minute of this film. Many of them are not afraid to admit that they have been very moved by it.

Reeves has done an amazing job. It is visually spectacular. To think that he starts off with people in motion capture suits and is able to turn that into the phenomenal visuals and mammoth war film he gives us is mind blowing.

All of that said, this film is not for me. I could appreciate the beauty of it and the skill it took to make it, however, the world of the apes just isn’t for me. I got bored quickly and would not rush in to watch any of the Planet of the Apes films. Not because they are badly made, but because this all comes down to personal taste, and I personally don’t enjoy these films. I just can’t connect with the apes.

That said, my review is redundant as fans of this film have been blown away and are raving about it. So, if you like the Apes, go and check it out – you won’t be disappointed. If you are not a fan, go see “Baby Driver”, “Spiderman: Homecoming” or “Wonder Woman” instead.

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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