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Screen Rants: War of the Planet of the Apes; A Chernin Entertainment Masterpiece ***Potential Spoilers***

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). 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 of their species and the future of the planet.

 

As some of you may know, I started this film blog on the premise that I never got to see a lot of movies growing up. My parents, being foreigners from some farm land in China, never saw or knew of the cultural impact movies have on people. A lot of the classics I’ve never seen. Well now, I almost don’t have to because I’m pretty sure I get a touch and feel of tons of Oscar winning movies in this. Do you want to see a film that highlights the brutality of war like Apocalypse Now and Platoon? You get that in this movie. Want a revenge tale like a classic western like The Revenant? Well you get that. Want a classic film meditation on the controversies involving slavery and racism like the classic tv mini-series Roots? Well this movie has it. Shit one can even lump it into the Prison escape genre that’s on par with the likes of The Shawshank Redemption. That’s what you get when you see the latest Chernin Entertainment picture. Really just a cinematic masterpiece all around.

I mean when you talk about acting and what makes it great, It’s if the characters really convey emotions to the audience watching, well it certainly did that. But then there’s a realism aspect where some how Andy Serkis has to accurately portray what it would be like If a Monkey were some how injected with a cure for Alzheimer’s and it gave him super human brain capacity essentially giving him a human brain in a very versatile chimpanzee body. Like there’s no base of concept there so I can’t really tell if that’s how a chimpanzee would move and act, but the acting was so well I fucking believe it every second. I know how a chimp would hold an Shotgun and even point a commander sized 1911 pistol to someones head after seeing this movie.

Woody Harrelson’s Character? Absolute lunatic. I mean in a changing world where primates become the top of the food chain there is no more normal but his character is a lunatic. Probably draws some inspirations from Hitler / Kim Jong Un type. Just an all around Dictator with ambitions to crush the opposition. Guy’s wild. He doesn’t necessarily have as much screen time that I would like, but he has one massive important monologue, and every time he’s on screen your on pins in needles thinking an ape is gonna get shot. Like I said, Kim Jong Un level diabolical.

I really liked the first film. It wasn’t as intense but it was a good origin story and the scene where Caesar stands over them as they sleep is one of the most terrifying things in real life. Like Im prepared for a burglar to come in and try to make it out with my TV in the living room while i bust in with a shotgun. If the cat burglar was in fact a very tall muscular chimpanzee standing at the foot of my bed staring at me, I would just simply loose my shit and scream. It’s one thing to be all humans and dealing with below average criminals, another thing to be terrified of monsters that don’t exist. Whole nothing scenario dealing with real world animals and god knows how many medical test subjects there are that can create super human/ super intellectual breed of animals. So yea, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was awesome. Maybe my favorite one because we get to see a different side of Cesar.

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was just good and shocking. I mean they didn’t pull the curtains on any of it. Sure Rise of the planet of the Apes had its fair share of action but right from the jump there’s gun play going on. Trigger fingers everywhere. But most of all the scene where the Chimp plays dumb and just straight up MURKS two dudes. It was shocking. That was the seminal moment in the franchise to me when I knew shit was gonna get wild. He straight up tricked em and put a bullet in their heads. One of the realest shits I’ve ever seen. Not my favorite just because I liked Rise so much. But still a solid pick right below Rise.

War I think is my favorite which should be reason enough to go see it. Trust my word. But I also like it because it’s personal. He’s here for business. Great way to conclude and close the books on a trilogy. Like I said. Its a war film wrapped around a prison escape movie filled with themes of hellbent military figures, racism, slavery and driven by a revenge plot. Takes a lot of balls to make a film like that. (Also takes a lot of balls for the production company to start their venture into film and TV production with this franchise **cough**cough** Chernin Entertainment/ Peter Chernin. cc- Barstool Sports, please hire me.) If I’m gonna be absolutely critical and honest it’s very hard to maintain a perfect score in film. There was even a cock sucker who knocked Get Out down a peg on Rotten Tomatoes. So no War of the Planets of the Apes is not a 10/10. and that’s because its an 11/10. Go see CHimps and humans Engage in WaR at the eNd of all man kInd with only one civilization surviviNg it in theaters this weekend.

So if we’re keeping score at home its

1.) War of the Planet of the Apes

1.) Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2.) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

**Cough**Cough**

 

***LITTLE SIDE NOTES****

1.) I’ve only been to California once when I was a little kid and have yet to go back. I know It’s a large state with a variety of environment and ecosystems but how the fuck did they go from Water falls and lush forest environment to trekking through snow and even a blizzard. Does California get like that? Is it because it’s pretty much the end of the world in this scenario and weather patters are just crazy? Are Apes even built for snow? Wish we had the Chernin Entertainment group to release like side short films explaining this shit even more.

2.) That poor horse that has to run a million miles an hour with a fucking gorilla on it’s back. Cesar is a cruiser weight at best but no chance that horse would’ve made it another full day of riding with Luca on it’s back. Herniated horse spine disks for sure. I mean it ran from the beaches of California into the cold north for Christ’s sake. Speaking of gorillas…

 

These two mother fuckers. Winter’s a back stabbing son of a bitch. How could you betray your own kind? I mean I get they’re threatened by war and shit but Gorillas are like the grand daddy when it comes to Primates right? Like Caesar is a good pick because he’s a simple chimpanzee. Guy’s a common folk and represents the common apes in the world but I mean if you want the biggest and baddest you go for a gorilla. These two mother fuckers just betray the crew to be the lackey. You’d figure a beast of that size wouldn’t take shit from no human. Such a travesty. Luca on the other hand. Give that guy a Purple Star. You know who else deserves some love?

Maurice. Guy is just so nice and sensible. Crazy that such a peaceful guy like that can get caught up in the middle of war. I know my allergies would flare up and he probably smells disgusting with his damp matted hair but I still want to give him a hug. Speaking of honoring primates who died in senseless violence.

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Jeff Goldblum Is Returning For The Jurassic World Sequel

THR- Jeff Goldblum is returning to the land of dinosaurs.
The actor, who co-starred in 1993’s Jurassic Park and 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will appear in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s next Jurassic World film.

Growing up as a 90’s kid you have to love the Jurassic Park series. Sure Jurassic World didn’t do much for me. It was so animated and was just one big ad inside of an ad inside of a movie. They really hit the name on the head back when the 1st one came out. Those dinosaurs looked real as fuck, and while i do like Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World was a very soft movie to me. You know what really killed me about? Those fucking kids. They suuuuccckkkked. So annoying. One kid crying about his mommy parents divorce, the other one being just a weird loser asshole. Make sure those kids don’t come back. Bring back in Professor Malcom. Definitely bring back in BD Wong, the mad scientist who concocted all these dinosaur assholes and now we’re cooking with gas. Wouldn’t mind a small cameo or mention to Sam Neills character as well. I’m all in. Summer 2018 is gonna be one hell of a summer block buster.

Tough Break For United Airlines PR Firm Who Now Has To Deal With The Fact That They Murdered A Giant Rabbit

TMZ- United Airlines is catching more flak this week after a rabbit set to become the world’s biggest bunny died on-board one of its flights.
The 3-foot bunny named Simon reportedly died Monday night on a United flight from Heathrow to O’Hare — yes, really.
The breeder, Annette Edwards, says Simon was healthy before boarding … but was found dead in the plane’s cargo hold upon landing. It was reportedly on its way to a new celeb owner in the States.
The rabbits cost around $6,400 to raise, and Edwards sells them for $640 a pop. Simon, who was 10 months old, was expected to surpass his 4-foot, 4-inch dad … and snag the record for world’s biggest.
United — which is already dealing with a PR nightmare — reportedly said it was saddened to hear this news and that it’s trying to determine why Simon died.

 

What an omen for the oncoming nightmare it is working with United Airlines. Airplanes in general have been taking L and L since one of them just vanished over open water. Ever since then planes have just never recovered. More go missing or get shot down with 0 survivors in sight. Now your dragging bodies out of the cargo hold, human or animal, and just waiting for lawyers to throw law suits at you. Terrible times, but this one kinda takes the cake no? Right in the middle of spring you kill of an animal that’s a symbol of fertility and life. And none the less a giant one. Like you didn’t kill a small symbol of life and comfort, you killed a world record symbol. Dark times ahead for United for sure now…..

 

 

 

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…..Id still fly them if they’re cheap enough.

 

Gotta Give Props To This Alcoholic For Barging Through Cops And Into His Blazing Home To Get 2 Cans Of Bud ICE Premium

APRIL 24–A South Dakota man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he pushed past police and firefighters so that he could “save” his beer inside an apartment building that was aflame.
Michael Casteel, 56, was collared outside his home, a multifamily residence in Sioux Falls. As emergency workers were treating other building residents for injuries, Casteel, cops say, persisted in trying to reenter the building (seen above) to retrieve beer from his apartment.
Casteel succeeded in returning to his home, where he grabbed two cans of Bud Ice Premium, cops say. Upon exiting the building with cans in hand, Casteel was arrested for his ill-advised beer run.
A police spokesperson charitably described Casteel’s devotion to his suds as “poor judgment.”
Casteel, charged with obstructing a firefighter or law enforcement official, was booked into the Minnehaha County jail

 

Fuck this police spokesperson for labeling this guy’s action as poor judgement. I mean it is, but you can’t say its not impressive and a total showing of love and devotion. What when you hear stories of a mom lifting the front end of a 1 ton car to save her child would you call that poor judgement? No, exactly. You’d just say it’s one of those examples of super human abilities that come over a person to save the thing they love. That’s what this guy showed. Probably ran from down the street and busted in there with out a beat. Also, feel like its a safe bet he only saved 2 coming out of the fire cause he drank the 3rd one in the house fire. Guy was probably sweating bullets when his kitchen is set ablaze but doesn’t matter cause he has a nice Bud Ice Premium to quench his thirst. Just an impressive feat that he’s getting unfairly arrested for. It’s his house, he should be able to run in there to save his loved ones. I mean if your a cop and a fire fighter, you should either put up a better fight or just marvel at his iron tough will to recover his beers. Just sit back and watch. There goes my hero, watch him as he goes.

Russian Tram Driver Plows Into A Car With Out A Flinch

 

No emotion what so ever. Another day, another bitch in the way of the tram that she has to just punch through with a giant public transportation vehicle. You think this was 1st time this happened for this woman? Might be the 1st one of that day maybe. Judging by her reaction, her career as a public tram driver would probably wow Michael Bay. Not a fuck given. What she gonna do stop the tram with a dozen people on it who need to get from point A to point B? Get your shit off the road or else shes gonna punch right through. And to be fair, i think she was trying to slow down the whole time. Not her fault that it takes a fuck ton to slow down the kinetic energy of a giant ass train. But her reaction afterwards. Just stop, take a pause, time out like its just another day thing as if she didn’t just murder the person in the car is incredible. Probably doesn’t even care if there was a baby in that thing. She’s already justified in her head that its the car drivers fault for getting plowed by her Tram.