It's a testament to the quality of this film that you soon forget what a technical marvel these ape characters are and become much more focussed on the story. Caesar, once again, is at the forefront of this film, and the exploration of the ape community is fascinating to watch. Yet rather than simply focus on Caesar, Reeves is more interested in showing the fragility of peace between the human and ape communities, the distrust and hatred that can develop between two opposing factions and how easy such emotions can tear down any attempts to bring an end to hostilities. It's as relevant an issue that you could find to explore in modern society and it works wonderfully well here. Although the human characters are not as well developed, Reeves doesn't rush the story and the tentative steps to building trust between the two "families" in the opening half are beautifully played and help to ensure that the audience has some investment in both sides when all hell breaks loose. And whilst there are no real surprises in where the story is going, it is this focus on the characters like the previous film that help to make the action sequences tense and exciting to watch, even if the finale strays a little into CGI overload.
Just seeing Andy Serkis in that mo-cap suit got me jazzed even more for this.
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A solid sequel that once again puts the Tim Burton film to shame. I can't wait for the 3rd one!
não sei por que demorei em assistir a este filme! que tempo perdido! filmaço em todos os aspectos! -
Intelligent and thrilling storytelling with amazing CGI – Science-Fiction of the best possible kind.