Mixed feelings on this:
Liked: World class CGI, great emotional investment connection with the characters (one of the most important things for any movie). To me the film was asking the question: What defines humanity?
Disliked: Political undertones. Im not a fan of overt political propaganda in entertainment I pay for.It never pays off well for me. There were some editing issues, the mid to late part dragged out. The payoff at the end didn’t fit right for me either, it sort of felt like it wasn’t so much about the planet of the apes at all.
Recommendation: Very good, an absolute yes no rental, 50-50 on seeing it in theaters. It isn’t for every one, but many of you will enjoy it.