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Old 10-07-2017, 22:58   #21
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There are previews across the country this week, but I only found out today that they're all in 3D. Can't bag a 2D screening until general release on Friday.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:49   #22
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Yeah, just discovered the 3D only options this week, was intending to see it on Thursday afternoon....
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Old 11-07-2017, 23:31   #23
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The trailers totally mis-sold this. Yes, it's a war film but not the kind of war film you'd expect. I probably would've been satisfied with a larger scale continuation of Dawn, but it's so much more. I was pretty much blown away by it.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:15   #24
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I'm just trying to work out if I can find time to watch:

The 5 original films
The TV Series
The Animated Series
The "Beyond" documentary
The Tim Burton version
and Rise and Dawn...

...before going to see War

I do like talking monkeys
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:53   #25
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The original Charlton Heston movie was stunning, to this day I don't think I've seen a better twist movie ending. The sequels are generally awful, although I seem to remember Escape from the Planet of the Apes being a bit of light fun, I doubt I could sit through the others or the Tim Burton one again.

I will have to watch the first 2 of the new movies again though.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:43   #26
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The orginal will always be in my top 10 of all time, Beneath was good but a bit of a disappointment, Escape was great - but very "of its time" - as bleak as it was "light fun", Conquest was great too - everything a 70s dystopian movie should be, with a simian bonus, and Battle was -erm - not up to the standard of the others

The Tim Burton movie was fun, with a crap ending tacked on for the sake of a twist.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:10   #27
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Probably going to see this, this weekend.

Watched the first two of this series again on CH4 and Film4 last weekend to get back up to speed.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:29   #28
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The Tim Burton movie was fun, with a crap ending tacked on for the sake of a twist.
IIRC that's how the book ends.
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Old 12-07-2017, 15:21   #29
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IIRC that's how the book ends.
I guess they're loosely similar - but the rest of the film is nothing like the book - the closest to it is probably the animated series!

Anyway - back on topic - probably off to see War on Saturday - more excited than a 56yr old man should be

2D or 3D though? I'm not a great fan of 3D but hate to feel I'm missing out

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Fantastic end to a great trilogy. The obvious highlight is how astounding the ape FX are. There are numerous close-ups that linger & allow you to see the incredible detail, especially the eyes which are flawless. Really enhances a brilliant performance from Serkis. Surely has to get an Oscar nod?

Only minor gripes are the usual "Trailers showed way too much" & the "War" in the title is misleading with only brief action at the beginning & end of the movie. There was also a lack of invention in the latter half of the movie. The Apes were in a tough, terrible situation & the solutions were all too easy & drained away the tension.

Reluctantly had to watch the 3D version, which was decent & provided a lot of depth & showed off the environments well.
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Old 14-07-2017, 09:41   #31
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Only minor gripes are the usual "Trailers showed way too much" & the "War" in the title is misleading with only brief action at the beginning & end of the movie.
Yes and no.

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Old 14-07-2017, 19:10   #32
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Just come back from seeing War For The Planet Of The Apes.

Very emotional and gripping. Whatever you're doing stop it now and get yourself to the cinema to see this ASAP.

If you're not crying like a baby towards the end, you don't have a soul.

Very highly recommended. Go and see this NOW!
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Old 15-07-2017, 03:50   #33
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Definitely the best film in the series, pretty impressive that they've been able to imrpove on each subsequent movie, but I generally feel Rise was very overrated and Dawn overrated. This is very good though and deserves all the success it finds.
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Old 15-07-2017, 17:01   #34
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I thought this was the best summer blockbuster sequel in years, probably since Dark Knight Rises. Incredibly ambitious in what they've gone for stylistically and dramatically. Goes to show the run of the mill cookie-cutter MCU films aren't the only way to make summer spectacle films. Wouldn't be surprised if audiences struggle with this though, lots of restlessness in the screen I was in last night.

Serkis deserves awards for his work here, won't get them though due to the uniformly stupidness of the way the awards system works.

Don't get all the talk of this being the final part of a trilogy though... I don't remember any of the previous films being described as having a 3 film arc. In fact if either of them had flopped financially their stories could be described as being as wrapped up as this one I think. I hope the series just continues, it's easily the best active blockbuster one.
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Yeah I want more Apes films whilst they are of this quality, considering the original series wasn't and there was 5 of them...
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Saw this last night.

Pretty good film, though felt quite long, but fantastic CGI on the main ape characters.

Pretty decent ending... feels quite final, but also gives scope to carry it on if they wanted.



I guess there is scope to reboot the original film (again) in future, as there was a Mars mission that went missing in 'Rise of The Planet of the Apes'.

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Old 18-07-2017, 11:53   #37
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Don't get all the talk of this being the final part of a trilogy though... I don't remember any of the previous films being described as having a 3 film arc.
The adverts on the sides of the buses at the moment contain the line "witness the end" so that does sort of point to it being the end of a storyline if not the whole thing.
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Old 18-07-2017, 16:48   #38
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It felt like the end of a trilogy to me.

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Surely burying the statue of liberty in sand will be a movie in itself
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Really enjoyed it, although I think I still prefer Dawn by a whisker.

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