War of the Planet of the Apes continues the portrayal of racial politics and stereotypes that have long fueled the franchise and are still very present in Hollywood.
It is easy to see how the discrimination the apes face in the movie allude to the long-held stereotype that likens Black people to apes, and the War of the Planet of the Apes appears to be the latest popular culture portrayal of race relations in America.
War of the Planet of the Apes is a mix of history lesson and cautionary tale. We review the movie and then provide 10 messages (cautionary tales) aimed at both white and black America and its inhabitants. Before you say we are reading too much into this, remember this movie is allegorical historically; and remember allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. The Planet of the Apes franchise has always been racial.
Open your third eye when you watch this film. Listen to find out more.
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