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Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

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The storyline of this film was impeccable. Recurring characters progressed and new characters added multiple layers to the final movie in this trilogy.

The storyline of this film was impeccable. Recurring characters progressed and new characters added multiple layers to the final movie in this trilogy.

The storyline of this film was impeccable. Recurring characters progressed and new characters added multiple layers to the final movie in this trilogy.

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

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Since the release of the first film within this trilogy, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, I’ve been interested in how this series would progress. This resurrected film series had a lot of high expectations to meet.

The final film in this trilogy did not fail to impress. The use of modern animation, motion sensing and facial recognition made this film a viewer’s dream. The film maintained the same action-packed scenes coupled with documented progression of the main characters.

I anticipated this movie to be a finale of some sort. I knew that it would summate the inevitable clash between humans and intelligent apes. I also knew that this movie would explain how Earth became a “Planet of the Apes.”

The film lived up to every expectation, and it filled every hole left from the last movie. Although, what took the places of the holes were completely unexpected.

Caesar, the leader of the ape colony, found himself at the forefront of this war. The war was for the control over a world depleted of humans. The resilient humans found themselves at odds with sickness. They were also competing with apes for dominion over the earth.

Caesar’s main objective was to protect his followers while limiting contact and avoiding a war with the humans. His efforts were attacked, but he remained steadfast.

As the second movie, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, revealed, the coup of Koba against the Caesar regime was the beginning of the “War for the Planet of the Apes.” Caesar took action against Koba’s hate-filled plan to kill all humans.

After Koba was killed, Caesar was left to fight a war that he did not start. The trailers portrayed the film as an all out war between the apes and humans but the majority of the movie was a war of internal conflict.

Revenge and survival were general motifs on both sides of the fight. Apes and humans were met with the decision to ensure their survival or fight for what they thought to be right. Even Caesar seemed to be moderately consumed with revenge, but he successfully turned his rage for revenge into drive to do right by his ape cohort.

Koba sympathizers were fighting alongside the humans out of fear. They thought that trying to return to the ape colony would be result in punishment and the humans promised them life in exchange for their safety. Their decision stemmed from them strictly wanting to survive.

Even Caesar seemed to be moderately consumed with revenge, but he successfully turned his rage for revenge into drive to do right by his ape colony.

A secondary motif of the movie seemed to be mercy. It was expressed or not expressed in situations in which a decision of strength needed to be made with love and care.

Humans were merciless towards the same animals that showed them mercy. During battles many humans were left behind but were allowed to survive, but the captured apes were either killed or held in captivity.

Humans went further than just being merciless in war. More than just killing apes, they even justified killing some of their own. They had become consumed with the idea of survival by any means necessary.

The storyline of this film was impeccable. Recurring characters progressed and new characters added multiple layers to the final movie in this trilogy. It was truly refreshing to see the resurrected film done so eloquently.

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