Posts tagged Matt Reeves
MOVIE CLASSROOM: War for the Planet of the Apes

It's time to call the prequel trilogy of Planet of the Apes one of the best movie trilogies of all-time.  It's time to give serious Oscar consideration to Andy Serkis as Caeser.  It's time to see what is, so far, the best film of 2017.  Hear those thoughts and more in my "Movie Classroom" interactive whiteboard video review for War for the Planet of the Apes as it appears published on the Every Movie Has a Lesson YouTube channel.  See this film immediately.

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MOVIE REVIEW: War for the Planet of the Apes

A significant shift in attention and investment has occurred in this series.  Our hearts and allegiances swayed from rooting for the madness of our own mankind to the superior traits of humanity exhibited by Caesar and his ape brethren.  A transformation of empathy like that is downright miraculous.  War for the Planet of Apes is a full-bodied epic of glory and pain that matches and then exceeds the moving importance and heart this rebooted franchise has established in two previous knockout films.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Every single positive piece of praise and advanced buzz about this movie is completely true.  The is the best movie I have seen this summer, by a landslide.  This film is tremendous on every single level.  This is the summer blockbuster you need to pay to see.  This is the movie you'll make a point to put on the shelf or the digital library in the future.  This is the movie that, years from now, you will point to as the coming out party for something even bigger that's happened since.  This is the movie we were promised and were waiting for.  This one is going to leave a mark on our cinematic memory. 

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