Rise of the Planet of the Apes ★★★★

This is a really great film far better than I ever remembered it being. When watching this triooogy I anticipated the first would be a slog to get though and then the Matt Reeves directed sequels would be great. What I found however was a uniquely crafted first entry into a trilogy that tells a wholly original story with themes that hit me deeply making me question what it means to be human.