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After humans attack the Apes hideout despite asking for peace, they decide they must move away, Caesar along with a few of his closest followers go off to confront a Colonel who wants the last of the Apes for work and then to be killed. After Caesar finds out the Colonel has captured nearly all his apes he is confronted. However there is a war brewing between the human's that could threaten the future of both Humans and Apes.
This is by far the darkest of the reboot trilogy, in how it's so chilling and brings up many serious humane themes; what makes this film a bit lighter is the introduction of Zahns Bad Apes who has very good dialogue as he was trained and raised in a Zoo to impress people by talking, and over the 15 years this built up a lot. Caesar takes a bit of a turn in the movie as well because he begins to show the darker side of his persona and completely forgets the "Ape not kill ape" line in the movie but see's the rogue apes as human, because they work for/with them instead. Caesar is also troubled and is started to be haunted by his past (older and more recent) and Koba who is still on his mind from the traumatic ending of Dawn, as well as his family and trust for humans, which has gone down massively.
The title "War" can be seen as misleading in some ways, a war does happen (even though it's a short battle between the remaining humans, not an all out war between humans and Apes as you could expect, but the biggest war is between the apes and internally with Caesar, which is a more symbolic and fitting way to end the trilogy. After escaping an avalanche the apes make their way to find a new home and to settle down with their one, trusting human companion Nova. This puts an end to the trilogy as there is now a planet of apes with no more bad humams to cause them trouble. -