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War For The Planet Of The Apes ((TOP))

The girl, who comes to be called Nova, brings a level of humanity to the simian small group, too. One by one, she wins their affections through her guileless goodwill. She comforts an ape as he dies, giving him a flower as tears drain down her face. She risks her own life to give food and water to captive apes. And as Caesar travels with her, he comes to an uncomfortable realization about himself: He, like his old arch-enemy, the human-hating Koba, is slowly being consumed by his own hatred.

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Two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar and his apes have been at war against the humans. As the apes start suffering heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts in order to face Colonel McCullough and the traitorous gorilla Red. This face-off will determine the fate of both species and Earth's future.

After the U.S. military was called to fight off an increasingly intelligent and dangerous tribe of apes, the apes clan, led by the chimpanzee Caesar, are attacked in the woods by a rogue paramilitary faction known as Alpha-Omega, led by a ruthless Colonel. Alpha-Omega also has in its service apes they call "Donkeys" who previously followed Koba, treacherous bonobo who led a failed coup against Caesar. During the attack, Alpha-Omega militants are met by heavy ape resistance, and several soldiers, including the gorilla Red, are captured by the apes. Caesar arrives and orders the four human soldiers to be released, with a message to the Colonel that he did not start the war, and that he desires peace between the humans and apes. Caesar orders that Red is to be imprisoned for his crimes, but before he can be imprisoned, Red escapes, injuring an albino gorilla named Winter.

Soon after, Caesar's eldest son Blue Eyes and his lieutenant Rocket return from a journey to find a safe haven for the apes. They reported what they have found: an oasis across a vast desert devoid of settlement, making it the perfect home for the clan. Winter, still frightened from the soldiers' attack, suggested to leave immediately, but Caesar does not think they are prepared to leave so soon.

That night, a group of Alpha-Omega soldiers, led by the Colonel, infiltrates the apes' home behind a waterfall and the Colonel kills Blue Eyes and Caesar's wife, Cornelia. Winter cannot be found and Luca, a gorilla, believes that Winter has betrayed them out of fear.

Leaving his younger son, Cornelius, in the care of Blue Eyes' mate, Lake, Caesar departs to exact revenge on the Colonel for the death of his family. He is accompanied by Maurice, an orangutan and Caesar's adviser, Luca, and Rocket, while the other apes head for the desert. During their journey, the apes encounter a soldier living in an abandoned village and Caesar shoots him when he reaches for his rifle. Caesar, Maurice, Luca, and Rocket search the dead soldier's home. Maurice discovers the soldier's daughter who is apparently unable to speak. Maurice befriends the girl, giving her a small rag doll and insists that they take her with them.

Along the way, Caesar's party encounters Winter in an Alpha-Omega camp on the beach where he volunteered to become a "Donkey" in return for sparing his life. He tells Caesar's group that the Colonel has departed for a location referred to as the "border." Winter tries to call out to the Alpha-Omega soldiers to save him, but Caesar and the others held him down to keep him quiet, leading to Caesar inadvertently killing him. Caesar begins to worry that he is becoming like Koba by killing apes and seeking revenge. While following the soldiers to the border, they discover some soldiers shot and left for dead. Their examination of a dying soldier reveals that he, like the girl, can't speak. Later, the group meets Bad Ape, an evolved chimpanzee hermit who lived in the Sierra Zoo before the Simian Flu Pandemic. Bad Ape reveals that Alpha-Omega are encamped at the Border and hesitantly agrees to lead them there.

When the group arrives at the border, they see hundreds of apes held captive inside a former quarantine facility. While getting a closer look, Luca is killed protecting Caesar from an AO patrol, angering Caesar and causing him to proceed alone. Caesar discovers the rest of his ape clan has been captured, and are being forced to build a wall with no food or water; he is captured by Red. Later, the Colonel reveals to Caesar that the Simian Flu virus has mutated and now causes human carriers who survived the original strain to devolve, becoming mute and regressing to a primal state. Caesar deduces that the Colonel is barricading himself in the facility to fend off remnants of the U.S. Army from the North who are coming to execute him because he favors killing any infected humans, including his own son, to stop the spread of the virus and killed anyone who opposed his methods, including his superiors. Caesar is commended by the Colonel for his intelligence, and the Colonel explains that he is fighting a "holy war" for the survival of mankind.

While Caesar is tortured with starvation, the mute girl, whom Maurice names Nova, sneaks into the facility to give Caesar her rag doll given to her by Maurice, food, and water. To prevent her from being discovered, Rocket allows himself to be captured as a diversion. The next day, the Colonel comes to see if Caesar is still alive, discovers the doll, and asks both Caesar and Preacher how the doll got inside the cell. The Colonel decides to take the doll. Together Caesar and Rocket are able to work out a means of escape via an underground tunnel that leads out of the facility. Maurice and Bad Ape use the tunnel to rescue the apes, and Caesar orders the others to escape while he goes to confront the Colonel. As the facility comes under attack by the Northern Army, Caesar reaches the Colonel's office and grabs his gun. As Caesar is about to kill the Colonel, he realizes the Colonel cannot speak and spots Nova's rag doll on the ground, surmising he has fallen victim to the virus that he feared. As the Colonel pleads with him to pull the trigger through gestures, Caesar puts down his gun and leaves the Colonel to his fate, who then grabs the gun and kills himself.

During the battle between Alpha-Omega and the Northern Army, the escaping apes come under fire from Alpha-Omega. Caesar attempts to attack Alpha-Omega from behind, but is shot with a crossbow by Preacher, one of the Alpha-Omega militants he had previously set free. Red saves Caesar's life by killing Preacher with a grenade launcher, but is executed by an Alpha-Omega superior as a result. Caesar blows up the facility's fuel supplies, causing a cascading explosion, wiping out Alpha-Omega and allowing the Northern Army to win the battle. However, the explosion triggers an avalanche, burying the base and the Army. Caesar and the apes, with Nova, survive by climbing nearby trees.

The remaining apes and Nova resumed their journey across the desert, and finally reached the oasis. While the other apes joyously celebrate their new home, Maurice discovers Caesar's wound. Maurice then speaks, telling Caesar that Cornelius will know what his father believed in and did to protect the apes. Caesar slowly and silently succumbed to his wound, and Maurice mourned his passing watching over the other apes.

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.

In WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, Caesar (Andy Serkis), the apes' intelligent leader, has just won the battle of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but more troops are coming. As Caesar ponders his options, his home is attacked by soldiers, with tragic results. Caesar decides to move his tribe to a new location, but thirst for revenge causes him to hit the road, seeking the colonel responsible for the attack. He's accompanied by Maurice (Karin Konoval), Rocket (Terry Notary), and Luca (Michael Adamthwaite). On the road, they meet a young girl (Amiah Miller), whose voice and mannerisms seem to have been affected by something. They also meet a zoo ape, called "Bad Ape" (Steve Zahn), who helps. Eventually, Caesar meets the Colonel (Woody Harrelson), but he must face his toughest challenges before everything ends.

End of the Apes franchise, right? Wrong! Because, in the third film, Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), apes Zira (Kim Hunter) and Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) travel back in time from roughly 3979 to 1973. This seems to set in motion a pre-destination paradox in which their child, eventually named Caesar, begins the intelligent ape revolt in the fourth film, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), which is set in 1983.

However, the fifth film, Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), heavily implies that the time travel in the third film actually created a divergent timeline, which will result in a different future from the one we saw in the original Planet of the Apes film. Although much of the action of Battle takes place in roughly 2001, a framing of the story implies that, by the year 2670, intelligent apes and humans are living together peacefully.

It is into that future that an astronaut from the present, George Taylor (Charlton Heston), crashes in his ship the Icarus and becomes an existential threat to the apes. For he is living proof that an advanced human civilization preceded the simian one. Taylor ends up blowing this world to bits in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, disgusted with the dead end at which the future has left us.

So it saddens me to report that, though there are still great scenes of primate conflict, the third film of the trilogy succumbs in the end to fatal chicken-heartedness. I worried about the early signs in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, where at times it seemed director Matt Reeves and his co-writer Mark Bomback opted for a wobbly false equivalence between the violent actions of oppressed apes and oppressor humans. 041b061a72


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