Taking place two years after the events of Dawn, the concluding chapter in the new trilogy finds Caesar (Andy Serkis) still haunted by Koba’s betrayal, which ignited conflict between humans and apes.
Following a devastating attack on the apes’ arboreal sanctuary, a vengeful Caesar goes bananas and takes the fight to the humans, clashing with a deranged Colonel (Woody Harrelson, channeling Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now) and grappling with his own dark side. Rather than swinging from one sustained battle scene to the next, War for the Planet of the Apes favours a brooding and downbeat approach that more resembles the classic POW movies of old (The Great Esc-ape?).
Advancements in motion capture since the last film render the simian stars as living and breathing characters, not special effects, with Serkis’s Caesar delivering a truly affecting performance. No surprise who you’ll be rooting for all the way. An immensely satisfying conclusion to one of the best franchise reboots to come out of Hollywood.
Release Date: 15 November 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 3D 4K
Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn
DVD & BD
- Audio Commentary by
Director Matt Reeves
- All About Caesar
- Concept Art Gallery
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Matt Reeves
- Waging War for the Planet of the Apes
- WETA: Pushing Boundaries
- The Apes Saga: An Homage
- Apes: The Meaning of It All
- Music for Apes
JB HI-FI EXCLUSIVE
- Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook with Exclusive Artwork