Apes Vs Humans: Who is right and Whose Extinction?
6 October, 2014
Directed by Matt Reeves, Produced By Peter Chernin/Rick Jaffa/Dylan Clark/Amanda Silver, Music By Michael Giacchino, Cinematography By Michael Siresin, Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Starring Andy Serkis (as Caesar), Toby Kebbel (as Koba), Jason Clarke (as Malcolm), Keri Russel (as Kelli, Malcolm’s wife)
Storyline: Caesar, the leader of the Ape population living in Muir Woods, away from the virus destroyed human world, comes across Malcolm, his wife and son who come into the woods to restore an old hydroelectric power house for electricity, in order to save the remaining human population living in a secluded place in a city faraway.
Though Caesar doesn’t like it first, he agrees to allow them into their world, provided the humans do not encroach into their territory. Koba, the second in command of the Apes, does not like this deal. Koba, in vengeance, tactfully destroys the living quarters of the Apes, shoots Caesar and makes them believe that it is the deliberate act of the humans. Thus a war is waged against the humans by the Apes in the city, under the forced leadership of Koba. Later, Malcolm discovers the wounded Caesar in the jungle and treats him medically to bring him back to normalcy. Caesar along with his son and loyal apes, encounter Koba in the battle and kill him in a hand to hand combat. The Apes, delighted to see their beloved leader back, stop the battle. But, the humans already make their arrangements to defend themselves by calling for military help from somewhere else. The movie ends with Caesar recognizing the impending danger and asking Malcom and his family to leave, so that he and his remaining army would fight the humans on his own as it was the Apes who started the war.
Pros: One of the best screenplay and cinematography ever filmed and viewed off late. Sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with the same taste of pure entertainment. The jungle atmosphere and the Ape costumes were so real that one would have the feeling of being amidst the Apes as long as the show is on. A very sentimental story, that really connected to the audience of the entire world. The entire movie was based on the Apes’ point of view. One would really feel how wrong humans can sometimes be in their decisions. A must watch and definitely a product that deserves to be in your video library. Do not forget to watch this lovely visual treat in a 5.1 surround audio system on big screen.
Cons: The emotions and intelligence of Apes was shown on par with the humans, which in real might not be true. The true inherent animal instinct is visible only in Koba but not in any of the other Ape population, which again cannot be true. A little over kindness displayed in Caesar, which I feel is the result of destruction of his entire race.
My rating is 4.5 out of 5
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