Register  |  Sign In
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Jul 25, 2024 2:56 pm



Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
 War for the Planet of the Apes 

Rate This Film
A 47%  47%  [ 7 ]
B 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
C 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 15

 War for the Planet of the Apes 
Author Message
KJ's Leading Pundit
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:45 pm
Posts: 63026
Location: Tonight... YOU!
Post War for the Planet of the Apes
Image

Quote:
War for the Planet of the Apes is an upcoming American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. Principal photography began on October 14, 2015, in Vancouver.

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 14, 2017, by 20th Century Fox.

_________________
trixster wrote:
shut the fuck up zwackerm, you're out of your fucking element

trixster wrote:
chippy is correct

Rev wrote:
Fuck Trump


Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Profile
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:56 am
Posts: 12119
Location: Adrift in L.A.
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Grade: A-

It feels a bit long and pulls a major punch towards the end, but there's some phenomenal character work here, coupled with what I'd argue are the best CG visuals in the history of the medium. On top of that, Michael Giacchino's score is gorgeous, and elevates certain scenes to greatness.

It isn't as good as DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, but it's still a great conclusion to this story.


Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:04 am
Profile
Pure Phase
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:33 am
Posts: 34865
Location: Maryland
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Other than being slightly overlong, this is a tremendous film: a technical achievement par excellence with an exciting, involving story and an incredible sense of purpose. It is hard to imagine a more striking conclusion to...let's call it, the passion of Caesar. Bravo to Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis.

A-

_________________
ImageImageImage

1. The Lost City of Z - 2. A Cure for Wellness - 3. Phantom Thread - 4. T2 Trainspotting - 5. Detroit - 6. Good Time - 7. The Beguiled - 8. The Florida Project - 9. Logan and 10. Molly's Game


Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Profile
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:25 am
Posts: 19059
Location: San Diego
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would, although it did kinda drag in the middle.


Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:46 am
Profile
The Kramer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:36 am
Posts: 24095
Location: Classified
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Did anyone else think the soldiers in white would turn out to be apes? That would have been a vintage POTA twist ending.


Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:38 pm
Profile
The Kramer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:36 am
Posts: 24095
Location: Classified
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
War For the Planet of the Apes has, imo, the best cgi ever put on film. Caesar himself has been a triumph since back in Rise. I think this one finally brought the other apes to his level though. Especially Maurice, the oranguatan. His facial expressions pierce your heart and make all the emotional moments land harder because of it. The first two needed movie stars for these moments, but War is happily unburdened by "good humans."


Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Profile
now we know
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:31 pm
Posts: 67274
Post 
War for the Planet of the Apes

A very accomplished film. Not as good as Rise but better and more memorable than Dawn. It is too slow at times, but the action and the finale are awesome, and the cinematography sets it apart from other summer blockbuster fare. The visual effects are faultless, and the child apes (and that new older ape) are adorable and funny which is a welcome relief from long stretches of drear. If this truly is the end of this franchise, then it has been a stellar trilogy.

B+

_________________

STOP UIGHUR GENOCIDE IN XINJIANG
FIGHT FOR TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE
FREE TIBET
LIBERATE HONG KONG
BOYCOTT MADE IN CHINA



Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:58 am
Profile WWW
now we know
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:31 pm
Posts: 67274
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
1. Rise of The Planet of the Apes A-
2. War of The Planet of the Apes B+
3. Dawn of The Planet of the Apes B

_________________

STOP UIGHUR GENOCIDE IN XINJIANG
FIGHT FOR TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE
FREE TIBET
LIBERATE HONG KONG
BOYCOTT MADE IN CHINA



Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Profile WWW
Keeping it Light
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:06 am
Posts: 11279
Location: Bright Falls
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes is another well made film in this reboot trilogy. Matt Reeves knows his way around shooting a good film (the bird's eye view of troops moving up in the woods at the beginning is great), especially the action scenes are pulse pounding. The film also could have done with more of them actually, the plot moved along a bit slowly otherwise. Especially the scene between Ceaser and the Colonel where I explained his motivations felt dragging. Technically the film is at a high level, the apes look great and the desolated earth is graphically beautiful to look at. The angle of the inner war between humans was an angle that worked well for me. There were also things that I found peculiar like how the girl at was able to get to Ceasar's cage undetected at one point, odd for that being possible in such a highly secured place. The humor of the "bad ape" was unneeded for me too. After a great Rise, these films did make me a lose a bit more interest with every next film, but War is a good closing of the story.

B+


1. Rise of The Planet of the Apes A-
2. Dawn of The Planet of the Apes B+
3. War of The Planet of the Apes B+


Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Profile
now we know
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:31 pm
Posts: 67274
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
I do question whether this film is truly a war for the planet of the apes. It looks to me that it is a war for the country of the apes. That country being the USA. I am aware that the virus may have spread around the globe, but I do not remember a reference to this, and if it's in an earlier film then it needs to be mentioned again. I guess there is a way to turn the title to mean "it is the war [between humans] for the planet of the apes".

_________________

STOP UIGHUR GENOCIDE IN XINJIANG
FIGHT FOR TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE
FREE TIBET
LIBERATE HONG KONG
BOYCOTT MADE IN CHINA



Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:47 am
Profile WWW
Gamaur's sex slave
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:15 pm
Posts: 8889
Location: Los Pollos Hermanos
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
At the end of the first film, just before the end credits, while in an airport, they show in a global map how the virus starts spreading all over the world due to contaminated people traveling.

Also, while I still haven't seen this third entry, this is the way I like when remakes are being made, where they don't follow the original film to a T and bring new ideas into the movie. Neither the 1968 movie and its sequels nor this new trilogy are completely faithful to Pierre Boulle's original story from 1963, but they both take particular ideas and situations from the book and try to integrate new ones or develop them even farther.

That's why I also love 1958s The Fly and Cronenberg's version. Two very different movies based on the same material.

_________________
Image


Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:15 pm
Profile
Rachel McAdams Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:13 am
Posts: 14546
Location: LA / NYC
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
I didn't think this was as good as Dawn and it does feel a little long, but this is still an excellently made and often stirring film which builds to an incredibly emotional and cinematic climax. Andy Serkis maybe delivers the best performance of the three films, and you can really feel the emotional stakes are higher here with this being his final outing. I thought Woody Harrelson was great and menacing. His big monologue was excellently performed. The finale with "Donkey" and the very end was beautiful and tearjerking. Michael Giacchino's score was incredible. And I also loved the little girl. I thought she was great. This is a worthy end to an excellent portion of this franchise and definitely stands above a lot of the forgettable summer blockbusters this year. B+


Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:29 am
Profile YIM
The Kramer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:36 am
Posts: 24095
Location: Classified
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Algren wrote:
I do question whether this film is truly a war for the planet of the apes. It looks to me that it is a war for the country of the apes. That country being the USA. I am aware that the virus may have spread around the globe, but I do not remember a reference to this, and if it's in an earlier film then it needs to be mentioned again. I guess there is a way to turn the title to mean "it is the war [between humans] for the planet of the apes".
I think Reeves just wanted it to feel like the a definitive final chapter. Revenge of the Planet of the Apes would have been more fitting, but also seem like its just another sequel.

They were hinting at other intelligent apes being out there and I wish we could have seen them. Again though, Reeves wanted this to be a wrap up and my twist ending with the ape army would demand a fourth film.


Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:55 am
Profile
Cream of the Crop
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:38 am
Posts: 2084
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes sets a new world record for least ambitious storyline in a sci-fi movie ever. It puts the ape in The Great Escape (minus the 'great' part, because of the convenient tunnels running under the soft soil of the prison yard). 140 minutes on this pedestrian plot! What a waste of the original source material. *F*


Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:20 am
Profile
Cream of the Crop
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:38 am
Posts: 2084
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Rise for the Planet of the Apes - A+
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - F
War for the Planet of the Apes - F


Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:23 am
Profile
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:48 pm
Posts: 8942
Location: Houston, Texas
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Great stuff. I slightly prefer Dawn over this, but what a great way to end this trilogy. I loved the fact that it felt more like a thriller/suspense film and when the action did happen it was more like sudden, violent outbursts. This is easily the best work from Serkis in the entire franchise and holy shit did Caesar and the majority of the apes look stunning in this, especially Maurice. Woody Harrelson isn't getting enough credit either because I found him pretty fantastic as the villain and I loved every scene he had with Caesar.The only real problems I had with it is that the Steve Zahn ape was definitely unnecessary and seemed to only be there to force in some levity which was a bad choice IMO. Also, while I enjoyed the unconventional approach I wish the actual War was a bit more satisfying considering it was so built up throughout the movie.


Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Profile
Hold the door!

Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:26 pm
Posts: 20530
Location: Where they shot Knock at the Cabin
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Way too long! And 75% of the dialogue is subtitles.

Looking past that, it's less depressing than Dawn. I'm glad the humans caused their own downfall, rather than being enslaved by the apes like Dawn alluded would happen. The score is particularly noticeable considering how silent most of the film is. And there's a few scenes that are just devastating.

I'm not sure I'd want to sit through it again though, and it's not as good as Rise.

B


Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:00 am
Profile
Pure Phase
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:33 am
Posts: 34865
Location: Maryland
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
zwackerm wrote:
And 75% of the dialogue is subtitles.


God forbid.

_________________
ImageImageImage

1. The Lost City of Z - 2. A Cure for Wellness - 3. Phantom Thread - 4. T2 Trainspotting - 5. Detroit - 6. Good Time - 7. The Beguiled - 8. The Florida Project - 9. Logan and 10. Molly's Game


Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:29 am
Profile
Cream of the Crop
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:38 am
Posts: 2084
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
David wrote:
zwackerm wrote:
And 75% of the dialogue is subtitles.


God forbid.

Half the fun of a Planet of the Apes movie is seeing apes speak in cultivated English.



Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:41 am
Profile
Hold the door!

Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:26 pm
Posts: 20530
Location: Where they shot Knock at the Cabin
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
David wrote:
zwackerm wrote:
And 75% of the dialogue is subtitles.


God forbid.

It's exhausting to have to concentrate on reading subtitles for 2 and a half hours. Your mind can't wander at all or you get totally fucking list.


Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:52 am
Profile
now we know
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:31 pm
Posts: 67274
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
If there are subtitles, they are few and far between. I don't recall there being many. Maybe there is. I don't remember too well. Even if there were many, I don't mind subtitles. It's a skill that I am particularly adept at what with being in China and all. You do not really need to read the subtitles to understand the plot though - it's hardly as if they are explaining deep and convoluted plots.

_________________

STOP UIGHUR GENOCIDE IN XINJIANG
FIGHT FOR TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE
FREE TIBET
LIBERATE HONG KONG
BOYCOTT MADE IN CHINA



Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:58 am
Profile WWW
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:56 am
Posts: 12119
Location: Adrift in L.A.
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
zwackerm wrote:
David wrote:
zwackerm wrote:
And 75% of the dialogue is subtitles.


God forbid.

It's exhausting to have to concentrate on reading subtitles for 2 and a half hours. Your mind can't wander at all or you get totally fucking list.


Yes. That's why we pay attention at movies, zwackerm.


Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:35 am
Profile
Hold the door!

Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:26 pm
Posts: 20530
Location: Where they shot Knock at the Cabin
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
The Dark Shape wrote:
zwackerm wrote:
David wrote:
zwackerm wrote:
And 75% of the dialogue is subtitles.


God forbid.

It's exhausting to have to concentrate on reading subtitles for 2 and a half hours. Your mind can't wander at all or you get totally fucking list.


Yes. That's why we pay attention at movies, zwackerm.

Well I was tired and I wasn't planning to see it in theaters until my friend wanted to go, so I was not exactly in a prime mood for watching this film.


Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:06 am
Profile
now we know
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:31 pm
Posts: 67274
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
Magnus wrote:
also, the beginning crawl with the all caps "RISE" and "DAWN" was comically bad.

I liked that.

_________________

STOP UIGHUR GENOCIDE IN XINJIANG
FIGHT FOR TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE
FREE TIBET
LIBERATE HONG KONG
BOYCOTT MADE IN CHINA



Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:01 am
Profile WWW
KJ's Leading Idiot

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:15 pm
Posts: 36926
Post Re: War for the Planet of the Apes
This stays as the best film of 2017 for me and its a shame that it wasn't considered for more awards. Its a perfect ending to this trilogy that maintains a good balance of action, emotions and visuals. Its slightly long but that's a minor complain in comparison to the big payoff we get in the end.

Best of the trilogy IMO.

A+


Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.