Matt Reeves Borrowed From A Western Master While Making War For The Planet Of The Apes

Matt Reeves Borrowed From A Western Master While Making War For The Planet Of The Apes
There's a reason Matt Reeves' "War for the Planet of the Apes" is listed by critics alongside "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Logan" as one of the most significant big-budget franchise movies of the 2010s. Unlike 2014's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," where he replaced "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt a year into pre-production, Reeves was involved with "War" from the very start. This allowed him to imbue the film with a mythic quality that is missing from "Dawn" (which is still a damn dirty fine "Apes" movie in its own right).

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