War for the Planet of the Apes. As Dave said above, as really good and relentlessly bleak as a film with gun-toting primates riding on horseback can be. The trilogy of Caesar's story ended well. Spoiler The bad stuff first. The score was a bit hit and miss, but great in the army base/concentration camp scenes. Woody Harrelson was the worst thing in it, but not his character so much as his poor portrayal of a tortured madman. The climactic battle scene which didn't happen in the way the trailers hinted at (a fight between rival human remnants of the US Army which became obvious before it was explicitly revealed about halfway through) had moments clearly made with 3D showings in mind. I sat there thinking Enough of helicopters spinning out of the sky already! The good stuff. It wasn't the fighting that was the most impressive thing about this (and there was surprisingly little). It was the wholly-ape perspective and their struggle for survival in the face of extermination. The allusions to real-life human atrocity were not clumsily done in the camp, scenes not just between ape prisoners and human guards, but the kapo-like traitors who survived by accepting a degraded existence. Andy Serkis had Caesar 's grizzled, grief-stricken facial expressions down to perfection, but also the CGI had seemingly improved since even Dawn. I thought about adding Bad Ape into the above paragraph, but even though he was the oddball comic relief, he was no Jar Jar Binks. The scene when he was discovered and his loneliness revealed was one of the best parts of the film, and where the score also worked well. Worth a second trip to the cinema.