Seven years after the last Planet of the Apes film (War of the Planet of the Apes),  Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes enters the reboot series with significant changes: a considerable time leap, fresh characters, and a new director, Wes Ball.   At the time of writing this, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes had grossed $131.2 million according to Box office Mojo and is our top selling movie on KenyaBuzz this week. Here's what seasoned Hollywood critics have to say about it: Fans of the franchise should find much to enjoy in this very solid new installment, which points the way forward to a potential new recalibration of the human-ape balance. David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter Wes Ball's brilliant Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, walks securely in the footsteps of this recent legacy, wearing the Caesar-centric films' values like fairness, loyalty and communal solidarity on its sleeve with pride. Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is a jaw-dropping spectacle. But more so than that, it retains the heart of the previous three films, engrossing us in the world and getting us to care deeply about each of the newly introduced characters. Matt Neglia, Next Best Picture There are some scenes here as lively and as thoughtful as any in this great series' history. Matt Singer, ScreenCrush For what it's worth, the somewhat talky Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the most ape-ful of the series. Jim Slotek, Original Sin Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is not quite as transporting as the previous trilogy… but there's still a tremendous amount to mull over here. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times It has taken the franchise this long to arrive at the place that it arguably should have started at. Owen Gleiberman, Variety Tickets on KenyaBuzz
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