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Kingdom of The Planet of the Apes Review: Lost & Abrupt

Most of the sequels of iconic films fall short in expectations and carrying the legacy put forward by the movies in the past. 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' gives similar vibes as it doesn't do justice to the before parts of the iconic Apes movies.

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Kingdom of The Planet of the Apes

Most of the sequels of iconic films fall short in expectations and carrying the legacy put forward by the movies in the past. 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' gives similar vibes as it doesn't do justice to the before parts of the iconic Apes movies. The movie is so lost and abrupt it will only leave you unsatisfied with its incomplete plotlines and unexplored themes. 

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There are many loose ends in the film be it from the main protagonist, forced characters & elements to the incomplete climax you will always left with many unanswered questions. Director Wes Ball tries to inculcate many different themes at one time and yet fails to deliver atleast one single unified thought.

Many generations after Caesar's death, the apes have become the dominant species and establish numerous clans. Noa, the main protagonist of the film which looks quite similar to then Caesar prepares for a 'Coming of Age' by collecting Eagle eggs with his friends, Anaya & Soona as they are the part of Eagle clan. However, a human inadvertently cracks Noa's egg, which results in him heading back to the city to find one. That night, he discovers members of a rogue clan that serves Proximus Caesar, who leads with a twisted version of the original Caesar's teachings. After they discover Noa's horse, they use it to head to his clan. By the time he gets back, his home is ablaze. Moving on the story of how Noa approches to take on Proximux but the route takes him somewhere else.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is not at all bad, though reliant on storylines and ideas taken from The Lion King. The film becomes rather jumbled and preposterous by the very end, but not before some perfectly good action sequences, and the CGI ape faces are very good. This franchise has held up an awful lot better than others; now it should evolve to something new.

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