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War for the Planet of the Apes movie quotes help tell the story of the film about what happens when humans and rifle-wielding, talking apes battle for control of the earth. The movie was directed by Matt Reeves using a screenplay he and Mark Bomback created from characters created by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and the 1963 science fiction novel by Pierre Boulle. War for the Planet of the Apes opened theatrically in the United States on July 14, 2017. 

In War for the Planet of the Apes, apes leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) was raised by humans but has since returned to his tribe of apes. So when the United States military attacks Caesar's family, Caesar is put in a position where he must fight against the humans who raised him to keep the rest of the apes safe.

So a war between the apes, including Maurice (Karin Konoval), Bad Ape (Steve Zahn) and Rocket (Terry Notary), and the humans, specifically those in the military organization Alpha-Omega, led by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson), begins. But it's not as simple as two groups fighting against the other. This battle is for control of the earth and the last standing side will prevail. 

War for the Planet of the Apes was just one of several movies in theaters during summer 2017 alongside Spider-Man: Homecoming, Atomic Blonde, Girls Trip, and 47 Meters Down.  

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Apes Fight Only to Survive


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Caesar: We are not savages. Apes fight only to survive.

While violent apes who are hell bent on fighting humans sound like savages, as Caesar explains in this War for the Planet of the Apes movie quote, that's not the goal. They fight only to survive, not out of a desire to kill.

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Who Is Child?


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Bad Ape: Who is child?
Caesar: I don’t know. 
Bad Ape: But she with you?
Caesar: She has no one else.

Bad Ape questions why Caesar is taking care of Nova, a young girl, in these War for the Planet of the Apes movie quotes. While Caesar agrees that humans are mostly enemies, Nova has no one else to take care of her.

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The Greatest War


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Colonel: Years from now your children will ask you, 'What did you do in the greatest war?' and you can tell them, 'I fought to protect this world.'
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Colonel: We created them but now we will bring an end to their kind.
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Colonel: There are times when it is necessary to abandon our humanity to save humanity.

The Colonel gives his troops a few words of encouragement prior to the war against the apes. He describes this as the greatest war and urges his fellow humans to save humanity.

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So Emotional!


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Colonel: You are impressive, smart as hell. You’re stronger than we are, but you’re taking this all much too personally. So emotional!

The Colonel gives Caesar a few compliments, along with a bit of a jab in these War for the Planet of the Apes movie quotes. He knows the apes are smart and strong, but thinks Caesar is a bit too emotional.