War for the Planet of the Apes

Synopsis: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Director(s): Matt Reeves
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 46 nominations.
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140 min

Fifteen years ago,

a scientific experiment gone wrong

gave RISE to a species

of intelligent apes

and destroyed most of

humanity with a virus

that became known

as Simian Flu.


With the DAWN of a new ape

civilization led by Caesar,

the surviving humans

struggled to coexist.

But fighting finally broke

out when a rebel ape, Koba,

led a vengeful attack against humans.


The humans sent a distress call

to a military base in the North,

where all that remained of

the U.S. Army was gathered.

A ruthless Special Forces

Colonel and his hardened battalion

were dispatched to

exterminate the apes.

Evading capture for the last two years,

Caesar is now rumoured to

be marshalling the fight

from a hidden command base in the wood,

as the WAR rages on.







Is that a trench?

It looks like there's

more of them inside.

Echo 2-6 to command.

Colonel, we've got eyes on

3 kongs in the north woods.

One of them is armed.

Our donkey just

spotted another trench.

Maybe the base is near.

Yes, sir.

Yes, sir. Copy.




The one with the gun.

As soon he guns him down,

you guys take out the trench.

- Yes, sir.

- Yes, sir.


Come on!


Fall back!

Colonel, do you copy?


- Who is this?

- Preacher, sir.

- Preacher.

- Where are you, soldier?

- I need your position.

- I don't know.

What do you see?

I can't see anything, sir.

We lost a lot of men and

captain is dead, sir.

Calm down.

You're in command now.

Command, sir?

I think its just me by myself now.

Colonel, I dont think

Im gonna make it, sir.

I am sorry.

I am so sorry, sir.

Listen to me.

Kill as many as you can.

No. No, no!

63 dead.

You are him.

You're Caesar.

We've been searching

for you for so long.

We heard you had a

hidden command base,

but we could never find it.

Some of us were starting to

think that you might be dead,

but the Colonel McCullough said

you were out here somewhere.

- Kill us already.

- Shut up, man!

What? They're animals.

He's gonna slaughter us.

I did not start this war.

The ape who did is dead.

His name was Koba.

I killed him.

- Now I fight only to protect apes.

- Yeah?

What about him?

We got ten more just like him.

I know these apes.

They followed Koba.

They tried to kill me.

They fear what I will do to them.

So now

they serve you...

just to survive.

I no fear you!

You must fear!

How long you think

woods can protect you?

Humans destroy you.

Their Colonel has all power.

For them,

he more than just human.

He everything.

He say:
"First Caesar die...

then all of you die."


Take this traitor outside!

What should we do with the humans?

You are letting us go?

Tell your Colonel...

you have seen me now.

And I have a message for him.

Leave us the woods...

and the killing can stop.

Do you think they will

give him the message?

They are the message, Maurice.

He will see we are not savages.

The traitor attacked me!

He got away!

Koba still haunts us.

What I didn't see that he could not

forgive what humans did to him.

No one could have known

how much darkness...

was living inside him.


Welcome home, Rocket.

You look tired.

- It was a long journey.

- Father, we found something!




Say hi to your brother!

Look who's here, son...


This is it, Father.

We can start over.

A new home.

What is beyond those mountains, son?

Show them, Rocket.

A desert!

The journey is long...

But that is why humans

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Mark Bomback

Mark Bomback (born August 29, 1971) is an American screenwriter, originally from New Rochelle, New York. Bomback is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied English Literature and Film Studies. more…

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