The resurgence of Planet of the Apes has been a pleasing one. Rise gave a competent and stable foundation to the new series. Dawn heightened tensions among apes and between them and humans. Dawn made for one of my favorite films of 2014. War is a culmination from both movies and a state of decline for mankind. As to which film is the best, I will need some time to ruminate. War and Dawn are both superb movies that accomplish the goals they strive to achieve. What I can discern is that this is one hell of a trilogy and the finale does stack-up to the other entries.