War for Planet of the Apes another ripper

Jarrod Sierocki

Is this latest instalment in the series a piece of primate perfection or pure monkey business? Give Leigh Paatsch a minute and he’ll give you the lowdown.

Scene from War For the Planet of the Apes. 20th Century Fox Films. Picture: Supplied


Rating: Four stars (4 out of 5)

Director: Matt Reeves (Cloverfield)

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval.

There can be no revolution without evolution

It is very rare for a movie trilogy to continue trending upwards in quality witheach successive instalment.

Not only has the modern incarnation of the Planet of the Apes saga gone right on bettering itself at every opportunity.

It also roams an exalted plane of entertainment few blockbusters ever reach: crafting fare of a fine calibre that satisfies thrill seekers and deep thinkers alike.

At the junction of all intersecting plot lines in the superb War for the Planet of the Apes stands the mighty Simian leader Caesar (yet anothe…

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