With a few days remaining to its release, War on the planet of the apes have already be screened for some critics and the reviews so far has been glowing. This is what a couple of them has to say:
Slant Magazine: War for the Planet of the Apes is a film that resides in an ethical grey zone, teeming with grand post-human vistas whose shadings of light and shadow are redolent of how the world is poised between salvation and oblivion. The smattering of secluded ruins blotting mountains and forests—a broken-down truck here, an old home there—makes it seem as if humanity is already part of a bygone era.
The playlist: Reeves’ concluding chapter goes out on a seriously high note. And not unlike each entry in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight series, rather than moving on onto another unrelated adventure, the director examines the consequences from previous films and adroitly brings the entire narrative full circle to the hostile laws of nature, the cruel irony of evolution, and the indictment of mankind that’s fundamental to the Apes saga.
Despite all the positive comments, the party that’ll be pleased the most are the executives at Warner and Co since the overall approval indicates that they have handed the Batman franchise to the right director.