This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
At the first half, it was nice. You like the characters, the story is nice, people gone bad slowly, hurt apes - got it. The CGI is amazing, really!
At the second, apes gone bad too - apes got intelligence, peoples lost it. In the US, police officers using batons, against huge apes? Yeah... but they are using firearms, against a simple man on the street.
I did not have watch the other episodes yet, but i am curious: how can overwhelm about 2-300 smart apes a city, with minimum 2-300.000 people? And few hundred police officers, with automatic firearms?