Smart, thoughtfully paced blockbuster that doesn't feel the need to blow everything up does meander a bit in the mid-section, but otherwise is a welcome retreat from the usual summer sequel fare.
The APOCALYPSE NOW homages got tiresome (Woody Harrelson channeling Brando, and in case we missed it, a painted APE-POCALYPSE NOW graffiti on a wall) but otherwise, solid. Especially given the fact that the CGI apes were fully fleshed out characters that elicited sympathy and compassion.
Amazing score. So far, the best of the year.