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War for the Planet of the Apes: best of the trilogy

War for the Planet of the Apes is third part of a movie series about monkey planet, yes, it’s trilogy. Caesar realized that no matter how much he was good to human being, they just saw him as a monkey, and then, Caesar decided to lead the apes to end this war although he was not the one who started.


Followed the second part, War for the Planet of the Apes is considered as “World War II” between human being and the apes to struggle for a little planet, where just can exist 1 of 2 kind of species which got a better intelligence. Caesar determined to help the apes to erase human being from the Earth, get the peaceful environment just for the apes. But that war is not that easy, Caesar had to face a lot of problems which included betrayal of his own kind and made the apes to be confined by human.

Actors and acting

War for the Planet of the Apes was impressive by “acting” of the apes, even monkey’s acting is beyond of humans as Khen Phim’s judge. Of course, that was not real apes, it was products of computer graphics, but that is belong to the effects, we will talk about this later. And now back to the intelligent apes, they just not only can talk human being language, but also have action and expression like human. Psychological statements like happy, sadness, panic, all of them are described truly by apes, even they got tears in some scenes that needs to describe sadness, sympathy. Compared to the previous part, War for the Planet of the Apes still got the control of audience’s emotion through the apes.

Sounds, pictures, VFX

Excellence, terrific, that is what Khen Phim can think about right now to describe the sounds of War for the Planet of the Apes. First of all, we need to know that this movie got the audio mix by Atmos standard, but I can not enjoy this in Vietnam. However, it is still so good with 7.1 sounds system. All of the war in the end of movie was describe successfully, thank of sounds system. Helicopter falling sounds, gun shot, explosion sounds of weapon storage are reproduced impressively with strong sounds. Not over, the detail of sounds system is so perfect, audiences will feel like they are in that war, sitting in middle of the battelfield. And you will be choked when see a natural disaster after the war, although not saw that kind of disaster with my own eyes but I still can picture how dangerous it is through the movie War for the Planet of the Apes.

War for the Planet of the Apes poster
Poster of the movie.

The apes in the movie are products of computer graphics, they are made by moving of actors with blue outfit (blue outfit is for the ease of analysis and pictures processing). Details in the face like eyes, noses, expression were produced so carefully, don’t be surprised if you can not find out any mistakes. From distance to close, close to distance, the apes was pictured in screen with the highest details, even furs on their bodies.

After using CGI, that blue hands will turn to monkey hands.
After using CGI, that blue hands will turn to monkey hands. Picture: IMDb.
Can you regconized this ape?
Can you regconized this “ape”? Picture: IMDb.

Should watch War for the Planet of the Apes or not?

To those who are crazy fans of the previous 2 parts: Rise of The Planet of The Apes and Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, of course, you should not miss this last part (War for the Planet of the Apes). Although, in the whole 140 minutes of the movie, the fighting with weapons is just a small interval, and the rest is battlefield mentality between human being and the apes, however the rhythm of the movie will increase, a lot of humanism stories were incorporated perfectly to the details of the movie. Just to round it up, Khen Phim advise you to watch the second part, and then watch this, that is the way how you can feel the whole good of this series.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Storyline - 7.5
Actors and acting - 8
Sounds, pictures, VFX - 8.5



This motion picture has good VFX, impressive surround sound, and the story was engaging.

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My name is Son Mars, you can call me Son or Mars, or Son Mars, whatever you want. All my movie reviews are just personal feelings. I am NOT a native English speaker, so please don't say "R.I.P English", LOL.

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