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‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Amiah Miller, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval | Written by Matt Reeves, Mark Bomback | Directed by Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is telling us something: This is what happens when a blockbuster budget is used well. The third part of the Apes reboot, following Rupert Wyatt’s Rise and Reeves’ Dawn, may be the pinnacle of the series so far. In a universe of cinematic universes, War for the Planet of the Apes bucks the trend and feels like a different beast to its predecessors: a true next chapter, with a different mood and a new rhythm, and the balls to bring beloved characters to the end of their arc.

Following the catastrophic events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which civil war broke out between the proud Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the hateful Koba (Tony Kebbell), relations between humans and apes are at an all-time low.
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Blu-ray Review – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes, 2017.

Directed by Matt Reeves.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Michael Adamthwaite, Gabriel Chavarria, Max Lloyd-Jones, Sara Canning, Aleks Paunovic, and Chad Rook.

Synopsis:

The new Planet of the Apes reboot or prequel series, whatever you want to call it, comes to a conclusion with War for the Planet of the Apes, now out on a Blu-ray + DVD + digital copy set. While the film fell a bit short for me, I found the supplements worth a spin, and I appreciated director Matt Reeves’ thoughtful discussion of his approach to the movie.

Before Star Wars came along, the two primary franchises that captured my little-kid imagination in the early 70s were Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. However, being born in 1970 meant that I had to experience the former through reruns and the latter
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War for the Planet of the Apes scene comparisons show before and after VFX

Coinciding with its digital release, 20th Century Fox has unveiled two new videos for War for the Planet of the Apes, featuring scene comparisons before and after the inclusion of the movie’s hugely impressive performance capture visual effects; check them out here or watch them over on our YouTube channel…

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

War for the Planet of the Apes
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War for the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray special features revealed

The closing chapter of 20th Century Fox’s rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy, the acclaimed War for the Planet of the Apes, is set to hit Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on October 24th in North America and November 27th in the UK, and Fox Home Entertainment has today announced details of the special features, which we have for you below…

See Also: Order via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

War For The Planet Of The Apes Digital Special Features Include:

Scene Comparisons (10 Scenes) – Side-by-side comparison showing performance capture above the final scene.

War For The Planet Of The Apes DVD Special Features Include:

“All About Caesar” Featurette Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves Concept Art Gallery

War For The Planet Of The Apes Blu-ray Special Features Include:

Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves

o Graveyard

o Turncoats

o Barrier Wall

o “I Owe You One
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War for the Plant of the Apes gets China release date

War for the Planet of the Apes has landed a September China release date.

The latest Apes movie has gone down well with fans and critics alike, and has managed to bring in $313.9 million from the territories it has so far been released in.

Of course, China is a huge market in today’s movie economy, being second only to the Us. So the Matt Reeves film will be pleased to finally have its release date for this lucrative part of the world, arriving to Chinese cinemas on September 15.

This date comes about two months after its Us domestic bow, where it has so far earned $137.6 million, and about three weeks after China’s summer blackout period which bars Hollywood movies from being shown.

War for the Planet of the Apes will come at the end of a deluge of big western titles hitting China, including: Cars 3, Baby Driver,
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Movie Review – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes, 2017.

Directed by Matt Reeves.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Michael Adamthwaite, Gabriel Chavarria, Max Lloyd-Jones, Sara Canning, Aleks Paunovic, and Chad Rook.

Synopsis:

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

The conclusion to a trilogy can be a tough thing to pull off, but Matt Reeves succeeds in making War for the Planet of the Apes a satisfying end to the rebooted franchise with a stellar performance from Andy Serkis as the ape leader Caesar.

The best thing about the film is Andy Serkis. He delivers an emotional performance from start to finish, giving his all as Caesar. The most impressive thing about his performance isn’t how he delivers his lines, but the way he uses his
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War for the Planet of the Apes exclusive: Michael Adamthwaite on his role as Caesar’s lieutenant, gorilla Luca

Michael Adamthwaite is one of the hardest working actors out there and of late his hard graft has started to pay off. Fans of the Netflix series Dirk Gently will know Michael for his role of Zed, but it his recent movie work that has started to raise eyebrows. Over the last couple of years, the actor has scored some pretty meaty roles in projects such as The Bfg and Warcraft: The Beginning. But his latest role as Luca in War for the Planet of the Apes is likely to be the subject of conversation for years to come. In...read more
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War for the Planet of the Apes opens to $102.5 million worldwide

War for the Planet of the Apes, the third instalment of 20th Century Fox’s rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise has kicked off its box office run with a $102.5 million global opening.

The Matt Reeves-directed sequel pulled in $56.5 million domestically, dethroning Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The opening weekend is up on Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ $54.8 million, but down on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ franchise high of $72.6 million.

Internationally, War grossed $46 million from 61 markets, and is on par with Dawn from the same locations. It is yet to open in many major markets, including France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and China.

See Also: Read our reviews of War for the Planet of the Apes here, here and here

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced
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Movie Review – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Directed by Matt Reeves.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Michael Adamthwaite, Gabriel Chavarria, Max Lloyd-Jones, Sara Canning, Aleks Paunovic, and Chad Rook.

Synopsis:

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Opening with a recap of the previous two films and an epic fight between man and ape where there are numerous casualties; the final entry in the latest Apes trilogy depicts conflict and internal struggle unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

Caesar (Serkis) is now leading his ape army but is troubled by memories of his villainous friend Koba (Kebbell) and begins to worry that they’re not so different. After the slaughter of his wife and eldest son by The Colonel (Harrelson), Caesar sets off to act out his revenge.
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review

Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Amiah Miller, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval | Written by Matt Reeves, Mark Bomback | Directed by Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is telling us something: This is what happens when a blockbuster budget is used well. The third part of the Apes reboot, following Rupert Wyatt’s Rise and Reeves’ Dawn, may be the pinnacle of the series so far.

In a universe of cinematic universes, War for the Planet of the Apes bucks the trend and feels like a different beast to its predecessors: a true next chapter, with a different mood and a new rhythm, and the balls to bring beloved characters to the end of their arc.

Following the catastrophic events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which civil war broke out between the proud Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the hateful Koba (Tony Kebbell), relations between humans and apes are at an all-time low.
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

The winner takes all in new TV spot for War for the Planet of the Apes

With less than a week to go until the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, three new TV spots have arrived online for the hotly-anticipated third instalment of 20th Century Fox’s rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise; check them out here…

See Also: Read our review for War for the Planet of the Apes here

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
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New War for the Planet of the Apes promo explores the legacy of the series

With a little over a week to go until War for the Planet of the Apes arrives in cinemas, 20th Century Fox has unveiled a new promo for the film entitled ‘Legacy’ which showcases key moments from all three instalments in the rebooted franchise; watch it below…

See Also: Read our review for War for the Planet of the Apes here

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their
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War for the Planet of the Apes tracking $65 million domestic box office opening

Tracking for War for the Planet of the Apes suggests that the action movie is on target for a $65 million opening at the box office.

Early industry tracking puts the third movie in the relaunched Apes franchise in the $55 – $65 million range for its opening weekend, which would place it well among the franchise’s other installments.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened to $54.8 million back in 2011 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes brought in $72.6 million in 2014. The two movies together accumulated $1.2 billion worldwide.

War is being well received by critics, currently holding a score of 78 on review aggregator metacritic. For some context, Rise and Dawn managed scores of 68 and 79, respectively.

See Also: Read our review of War for the Planet of the Apes here

The critical response seems to match up with the box office projections, with War for the Planet of the Apes looking to
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Andy Serkis transforms into Caesar in new War for the Planet of the Apes spot

Andy Serkis has had an extensive career doing motion capture performances and in a new spot from 20th Century Fox, the studios highlights the process that Weta Digital goes through to transform Serkis into the revolutionary ape hero Casear in War for the Planet of the Apes. Check out the clip below to see Serkis performing as Caesar…

See Also: Read our review of War for the Planet of the Apes here

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in
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Film Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

Film Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
In the original “Planet of the Apes” movies, Caesar and his simian co-stars were buried beneath layers of prosthetic makeup, severely limiting their ability to emote. In Fox’s recently rebooted “Apes” trilogy (three and counting), the computer-generated chimps appear more human than the homo sapiens — which is clearly what the series has been working up to. In purely technical terms, director Matt Reeves more than achieves that goal, although it requires rigging the screenplay and reducing the human characters to crass two-dimensional stereotypes in the process.

Dawn has risen, and “War for the Planet of the Apes” picks up at a point where the world has been divided into two camps: those deeply impressed by all that directors Rupert Wyatt and Reeves have done with the franchise, and those who couldn’t care less. If you already find yourself on the side of the “Apes” enthusiasts (a fittingly militant lot), then “War” will likely be a
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“Making History” Featurette For War For The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis on the set of Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

20th Century Fox has released “Making History” – War For The Planet Of The Apes and Weta Featurette.

Making History” highlights Andy Serkis’ amazing performance in War For The Planet Of The Apes and the incredible VFX work done by Weta Digital to bring this movie to life.

Over the course of three films, Weta Digital has mastered the art of translating human actors to apes. The apes level of sentience has developed throughout each film and so too have Weta Digital’s techniques and toolsets.

Steve Zahn stars as Bad Ape in Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” also starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

L-r, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Andy Serkis and Michael Adamthwaite on the set of Twentieth Century Fox’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Developing some of the most advanced techniques in the industry Weta artists employ these tools to create exceptional CG characters.

Check out the latest clip from the film.

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Visit the official site: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes

The film hits theatres July 14.

PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements, and some disturbing images

The post “Making History” Featurette For War For The Planet Of The Apes appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.
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A Father Becomes a Legend in new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

In celebration of Father’s Day, 20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated War for the Planet of the Apes, entitled ‘A Father Becomes a Legend’. Check it out here…

See Also: War for the Planet of the Apes clip introduces Bad Ape

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

War for the Planet of the Apes
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War for the Planet of the Apes clip introduces Bad Ape

With exactly a month to go until War for the Planet of the Apes arrives in cinemas, 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from the upcoming third instalment in the rebooted franchise which sees Caesar and his Simian brothers discovering a zoo escapee and newly-evolved ape named Bad Ape (voiced by Steve Zahn). Check it out below, along with a new poster and two TV spots

See Also: Meet Nova in the first clip from War for the Planet of the Apes

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face,
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Meet Nova in the first clip from War for the Planet of the Apes

With a little over a month to go until War for the Planet of the Apes arrives in cinemas, 20th Century Fox has released the first clip from the hotly-anticipated third instalment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise which introduces us to Nova, a character who’ll be familiar to fans of the 1968 original (in name, at least). Check it out below, along with a poster featuring the character…

See Also: War for the Planet of the Apes gets prequel novel

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face,
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War for the Planet of the Apes gets prequel novel, promo and new TV spot

With War for the Planet of the Apes set to open in cinemas next month, Titan Books has announced that it is bridging the gap between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the new film with the novel War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations, the official prequel to the hotly-anticipated summer blockbuster.

Here’s the official synopsis for the book, penned by New Ttork Times bestselling author Greg Keyes…

Driven from their woodland home, Caesar and his apes are still recovering from the takeover by renegade ape Koba. Caesar is desperate to avoid war with the humans, but this is a faint hope, as his enemies are about to receive military reinforcements headed by the ruthless Colonel McCullough.

While trying to hold off McCullough’s soldiers, Caesar sends his son Blue Eyes on a mission to the south to try to find a safe haven for the apes,
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