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on April 20, 2017
Ya know, you really want to like this film, but the plot and acting kind of kill it. Great costumes and special effects, but Wahlberg, whom I love in his other movies, is reduced to a self-absorbed automaton. This film is like the originals only inasmuch as there are apes and humans and the roles are reversed. Oh, and there's the humane ape, the one who sees all the goodness and potential in the humans, and who even gets a cross-species smooch at the end. I just can't like the character Wahlberg plays as he's such an ass.
Watch it for the makeup, costumes, and special effects, but don't expect much plot or acting from it.