The plot of the “War for the planet of the Apes” is similar to popular war movies where a small group is seen making a journey into the enemy territory amid bigger conflicts that are raging around.

The movie showcases a war raging between human civilization and a growing community of apes, who are not technologically sound but highly evolved. The group of apes is led by the wise leader, Caesar.

Third installment raises the bar

The plot of the movie begins with a scene where human soldiers are seen raiding the camps of the apes and leaving behind hundreds of them dead.

This makes Caesar realize that the best way defend is to attack. And thus starts the fight, which is one-sided and led by the humans, who are in denial of a deadly virus that is wiping the race and also to reclaim the planet.

It must be mentioned that the movie, which is the third part, has further raised the bar from its previous installments. And, it has left the viewers wondering if the saga will return and even if it does, what shape it would take.

Movie pips its predecessor “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

War for the Planet of the Apes” has received warm reviews from critics and the film has also surpassed the much-acclaimed “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in terms of box office collection. The human vs apes drama has collected a total of $56.5 million during its opening weekend while the superhero flick revolving around the teenage web slinger could gross only $45.2 million, a 61% fall from its first-weekend massive earnings.

Sony would not have seen it coming especially after the rave reviews and huge opening the superhero film received at the box office. Nevertheless, when one sees the total collection of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” it is impressive and much higher than the entire collection of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

As for “War for the Planet of the Apes,” its opening weekend collection is only whiskers higher than the 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” the first film in the trilogy based on the “Planet of the Apes” franchise which had earned a total of $54.8 million.

The second installment “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” that released in 2014 had fared better than the first and the third installments as it earned an opening of $72.6 million.

It is worth mentioning here that both “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” have found a place in the good books of critics. They have a rating of 94% and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes respectively.