DescriptionI recently attended the opening weekend launch of "War for the Planet of the Apes," the final part of the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy. As with any Hollywood blockbuster, and especially a sequel to a sequel, I had reservations about whether or not Apes could live up to the hype. I was pleasantly surprised that it did. Not only did War for the Planet of the Apes deliver a breathtaking visual experience, the plotline was engaging and the character development evoked an emotional, sometimes visceral response. Clearly, this is no typical Hollywood blockbuster that only serves one purpose -- ticket revenues. Instead, Apes delivered a well-deserved finale to an epic trilogy. The directorial team never once forgot the fundamentals of a good movie -- storytelling. Along with excellent plot and character development, War for the Planet of the Apes is entertainment value at its finest.