Check out Arthur and Josh’s review on behalf of Fyling Hall’s Film Club. The lockdown has not stopped our club from sharing their thoughts . . . just in time for the long Easter weekend!
Film: War of the Planet of the Apes
Reviewers: Josh and Arthur
War of the Planet of the Apes is a thrilling sequel and finale to the Planet of the Apes series. The movie begins with a gripping opening sequence which sets the tone for the rest of the movie; chaos. War rages on between the humans and apes in a winter climate with the Apes trying to escape and protect their kind. The audience later discovers with the protagonist, Caesar, that a virus is spreading through the humans turning them into primitive beings. The theme of the movie presents the idea that humans will eventually, destroy themselves. Not by war or destruction but by their ever-growing need for control and power. Through their desire to conquer and advance they will eventually become too smart for their own good and create something they cant control. They bend the laws of nature and in turn, nature finds a way to neutralise them. This further presented through the colonel, Woody Harrelson, who amazingly puts across his character. Even when his fate is certain he continues to grasp for power in any way he can, attempting to destroy the apes and even his own people. His lust for control turns him into a dictator of his people, driving him to insanity. The film closes upon a peaceful ending with a meaningful final discourse between Caesar and Maurice, ending the journey of the planet of the Apes.
War of the Planet follows Ceaser in his goal of freeing his tribe from the tyranny of the humans. In the film, Ceaser goes on a journey to kill the Colonel that is leading the last remains of the Human army. He experiences trouble and discovers the downfall of the remaining human race. This film is jam-packed full of action and suspense in the human’s war against the apes.