It's a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis.
We can't help but cheer for both sides. Or, rather, we root for a peaceful co-existence.
Close-up shot of Serkis' intelligent and piercing eyes open and close the film meaningfully. It's not hard to identify with the beleaguered and benevolent primate. It's as if he's peering deep into the audience's soul and searching, guardedly, for compassion... See Full Review