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It's a bit better than a "B" movie, call it an "A-".
The CGI apes were not quite perfect, but they were miles better than anything you saw in LOTR, and almost the equal of Avatar, which is a film that cost 2.5X as much to make. Certainly, the apes are nothing to complain about, compared to a schlocky CGI'd Golden Gate Bridge, some unconvincing Coastal Redwoods, and a really underdone helicopter crash. (I grant you, the bridge and the redwoods probably look good to people who don't live in the SF Bay Area, and thus have nothing for comparison.)
There is also no need to call it a "reboot", as it is logically consistent with the first six films, and puts the 10-year-old Tim Burton offering to shame as an "ape origin" movie.
In fact, there is a real plot, some likeable characters, some human - and ape - villians (nice touch, there), along with some real drama and a healthy amount of decent action scenes.
Better than a popcorn movie, instead a decent SF action film.
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