KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – Review by Susan Granger

Opening with a brief funereal prologue, mourning the death of the peaceful prophet known as Caesar (Andy Serkis), this sci-fi fantasy skips ahead to “many generations later” – as primates rose to power after a virus deprived humans of their intellect and ability to speak. Deep in the jungle, Noa (Owen Teague) is coming of age. His chimpanzee clan breeds eagles and is renowned for their falconry expertise. One day – as he and his friends are climbing steep cliffs, searching for coveted eagle eggs – his peaceful village is invaded by armored ape horsemen who capture his family and friends.

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