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One of the most anticipated tentpoles of the summer has to be War for the Planet of the Apes, which closes out the prequel trilogy that explains how the world became overrun with intelligent apes in the iconic sci-fi series. All the trailers and promotional materials have looked great, but can the film live up to the hype? The answer is an extremely strong yes. Some critics have seen the movie, and shared their thoughts on social media and the response is overwhelmingly positive.
Critics hardly have anything bad to say about War for the Planet of the Apes, a film that is being heralded as the best in the trilogy. Some critics are even going far enough to say that it might be one of the best trilogies of all time. Try not to get blinded by this shining praise.
Early reception War for the Planet of the Apes is very positive, and some critics have singled out a few reasons for why this is. They've celebrated how the film looks, calling out the amazing technology and director Matt Reeves' beautiful shots. Others go on to praise the performances from actors like Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn.
Finally, one thing that seems to be clear about War for the Planet of the Apes is that it isn't a typical summer blockbuster. Critics have praised it for its gloomy atmosphere, and focus on character and emotion over all else. One critic even went far enough to call it "almost a silent film".
If for whatever reason you were worried about Matt Reeves directing The Batman, you can probably table those feelings; The Dark Knight appears to be in extremely capable hands. You won't have to wait very long to experience all this for yourself because War For the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 14, 2017.