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.