Saturday, July 15, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

I’ve seen glaciers move faster than Writer/Director Matt Reeves misnamed War for the Planet of the Apes; misnamed because it’s actually more of a revenge gang fight than a war until the last few minutes of a movie that Editors William Hoy and Stan Salfas should have cut by at least an hour. 
I could not keep thinking…and there is a lot of time to think while watching this snail-paced adventure…that so much money went into creating truly amazing ape-characters and they were wasted on this tepid story, when they and their creators deserved something far more grand.

What’s more, Composer Michael Giacchino almost outdid himself with a sound track arguably worse than last week’s Spider-Man: Homecoming soundtrack.  Unbelievable.

It’s not that this is a bad film, it’s just a sad experience that should have been so much better.  I give War for the Planet of the Apes a 3.1 out of 5.

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