Category: Film | Year: 2014 | Watch trailer: Click here | Download: Coming soon
The film opens with a montage of news reports showing the collapse of human civilization in the wake of the ALZ-113 virus. Ten years after the epidemic, a middle aged Caesar now leads and governs a new generation of apes, including some of his comrades from the ape sanctuary. Caesar leads the apes on a hunting party for deer, where his adolescent son, Blue Eyes, is scarred by an attacking grizzly bear. Caesar is summoned to his home in the new ape city in the Muir Woods, where his sick wife has given birth to a newborn son. After ten years without contact with humans, a small party of survivors from San Francisco come across the apes. After one of their members panics, shooting and wounding a young ape, Caesar leads the apes to the human settlement and forbids the humans from entering the woods.
The party's leader, Malcolm, convinces the human leader Dreyfus to give him three days to make peace with the apes to gain access to a hydroelectric generator at a dam in their territory, which could provide power to the city. Dreyfus is distrustful of the apes, and begins to arm the survivors in preparation for war. Meanwhile, Caesar's lieutenant Koba, who had been experimented upon by humans in the past, encourages Caesar to wipe out the humans while they are desperate. Caesar, seeing a chance for peace with the humans, agrees to allow Malcolm access to the dam. As Malcolm, his wife and son work on the generator, they begin to form a bond with the apes, despite several tense situations arising from the mutual distrust of both sides.
Koba learns of the humans' armaments, and confronts Caesar about his tolerance of the humans. Caesar beats Koba for his insolence, causing Koba to make plans to usurp him. Koba manipulates Blue Eyes into believing Malcolm and the humans are dangerous, while stealing a gun from the human armory. The night that power is restored to the city, Koba uses the human gun to shoot Caesar from hiding, apparently killing him as the body falls off a ledge. Blue Eyes finds the gun, and Koba takes advantage of the resulting confusion from the rest of the apes to place the blame on humans and whip their forces into a frenzy, and he orders a raid on the humans' armory. Using human weapons, they storm the San Francisco settlement, breaking through the gates and taking every human prisoner.
Malcolm and his family find Caesar still alive in the forest, and transport him to San Francisco while they look for medical supplies to help them operate on Caesar. In the midst of the chaos, Blue Eyes and the other younger apes refuse to take lives, prompting Koba to kill Blue Eyes' friend, Ash, as an example. Malcolm finds the supplies, along with a vengeful Blue Eyes, and takes him to Caesar, where the two make plans to re-take the city. Caesar is weakened by his wounds, but together with the help of Blue Eyes, Malcolm and those apes still loyal to him, he leads a confrontation atop the human settlement's skyscraper, which is now Koba's new seat of power. While Caesar and Koba battle atop the tower, Malcolm unsuccessfully tries to prevent Dreyfus from detonating C-4 explosives underneath. The explosion kills Dreyfus and collapses part of the tower, injuring several apes and sending Koba even deeper into madness. As he begins firing on other apes, Caesar is able to knock Koba over a ledge. None of the apes aid Koba as Caesar drops him off the edge, avenging Ash in the process, and declaring Koba "is not ape".
Malcolm learns that Dreyfus was able to establish communication with other humans, who are sending reinforcements to their location. Knowing that war has already begun, both Caesar and Malcolm mourn the lost chance at peace for both their kinds. Malcolm slips away into the shadows while Caesar stands tall at dawn, ready to lead the apes into war.