By Creative Media Times
‘War for the Planet of the Apes, screened Thursday night and early reactions on social media seem very positive. Those who have seen the film are raving about the film’s emotional tension and special effects, some calling it one of the best movie trilogies ever.
Hollywood Elsewhere is praising the film’s “world-class filmmaking” while, AICN’s Harry Knowles described the film “magical” while praising the performances of both apes and human actors.
Following the successful critical and commercial performances of both ‘Rise’ and ‘Dawn’, this looks like another winner for 20th Century Fox. The film is being closely watched by fans and the industry after Warner Bros. announced last February that the director is set to helm “The Batman”, with Ben Affleck playing the titular character.
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ a sequel to ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (2014) and the third and final installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot franchise which started with ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ (2011).
We will soon find out on July 14. Directed by Matt Reeves (who also directed ‘Dawn’), “War for the Planet of the Apes” stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
See more early reactions after the jump and the film’s official synopsis.
I just had the pleasure of seeing #WarForThePlanet of the Apes. Jesus, you guys. Start hydrating now, you're going to need it. Wow.
— Grae Drake (@graedrake) June 16, 2017
#WarOfThePlanetOfTheApes: the special effects are so seamless it's downright eerie. Makes case for future without proper actors.
— Nigel M. Smith (@nigelmfs) June 16, 2017
It's OFFICIAL! #WarForThePlanetOfTheApes is AMAZING! Deep, dark, EPIC! RISE + DAWN + WAR = one of the BEST MOVIE TRILOGIES EVER! #HailCaesar pic.twitter.com/MEvaWumGUS
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) June 16, 2017
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.