One of the most intelligent blockbusters i have seen in a while. From both the humans and the apes, we see both the good side and bad side of human nature. It shows peoples capacity to come together,with some scenes that manage to be sweet without feeling cheesy. But it also shows the urge to hold grudges at all costs,as both sides have characters that end up unable to move past there hatred for the other side.
The film also has a nice exploration of family,and in the case of Caesars family how outside conflict can come between. Along with that, it shows the difficulty of leadership when tensions are running high. The film takes a bit to get to its major action scenes, but they are well worth the wait.
On the technical side the animation of the apes is extremely well done,and in this case the effects are in service of the story,not the other way around. And of course Serkis continues his great work from the last one,tho Clarke also does a good job as the human lead for this one.