Most of the human population has been wiped out by the Simian Flu.  In the few that remain, the flu virus has started mutating in an unexpected way: The humans that are mutating are left without the ability to speak and are becoming more animal-like in their behavior.

Special Forces leader (and human), The Colonel (Woody Harrelson), knows what is happening (i.e. the mutation will completely tip the scales in favor of the apes) and is doing his best to save the human species. Unfortunately, his methods are violent causing him to run up against both ape (Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the remaining humans who are both determined to stop him.

Caesar showed mercy by sparing some soldiers and sent them back with an offering of peace, but, The Colonel attacks Caesar’s hideout and kills his wife and older son. His younger son, Cornelius (Devyn Dalton), survives.

It is now a war.

Caesar sends his apes to a safer location while he hunts down The Colonel.  On the way, Caesar and a few others find Nova (Amiah Miller), a non-talking human.  It is then that they realize something is changing….

“War for the Planet of the Apes” is a fantastic, epic, ending of the trilogy leading up to the 1968 movie “Plant of the Apes” staring Roddy McDowall as Cornelius and Charlton Heston as a time traveling astronaut who lands on a planet ruled by apes.  I love it that the characters we have known since 1968 are introduced here…..in addition to Cornelius, we also meet Nova.  Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar!  As do the entire computer graphics team…..amazing.

Must see.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark theater (with a broken chair #7, in theater #4).

Drive Safe! Never Forget


Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.

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