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Spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes.

War for the Planet of the Apes is very much an ending. It’s the cap on Caesar’s trilogy, with Andy Serkis’ revolutionary ape dying in no uncertain tragic-yet-noble terms in the final minutes, and as his disciples gather around his body there’s a sense of a new dawn; humanity as we know it has seemingly been eradicated, with hubristic science bringing it to its knees and reactionary fighting (the real war of the title) finishing off both sides. But while there’s that finality from a character and narrative perspective, ...

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