This film through imagination, managed the impossible task of doing a meaningful sequel to a film where all the protagonits had semingly died. and moved the forward the franchise by moving the story in a direction no sequel could have been expected, backwards. I really like how it reverses the dynamic by turning the apes into fishes out of the water. The comedy focus is great because it makes the dark turn at the end, hit harder. I like it a lot. Also the elements of time travel, and the ethical dilemma of attacking a threat before it becomes a threat as means to save the humanity from an impending doom. The one thing about this film is that it must be seen indeed as the middle chapter of an on-going saga. The apes in this films give great performances, and is very interesting how this film allows them to become the protagonists of the story. Zira and Cornelius, are played by the same actor from the first film.