I hated the movie, just like I hated the previous one (but loved the first one). The reason I hated it as well as the one before is because the whole movie -- every character, every scene, every bit of dialogue -- is made up entirely of cliches and tropes. There is only one scene in the whole film -- I won't spoil it -- that surprised me in that it avoided a common movie trope. But aside from that, it might as well have been written by a computer. The fact it stars apes instead of humans give the illusion of originality, but all of the apes are typical action movie stock characters.