Battle for the Planet of the Apes is when things started to get really bad. Maybe making a new Planet of the Apes movie every year wasn’t such a good idea. Since the makeup has gotten ridiculously cheap and the acting is now a shadow of its former self. The boring plot they’ve chosen isn’t even all that consequential either. After his revolution in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, a nuclear war has long since destroyed most of life on the planet. Where Caesar is now the leader of a new society of intelligent apes. He also has a family, including a son named Cornelius. The only thing driving the plot is a warmongering gorilla that sparks a battle between the apes and remaining humans. He breaks the apes sacred law to never kill another ape. Since none of this would happen without time travel, Battle for the Planet of the Apes instead ends with humans and apes living as equals. Along with an on the nose message that violence is wrong. Really the only worthy contribution Battle for the Planet of the Apes gave us was Argo (look it up).
Preceded by: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes