Wes Ball’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Becomes a Must Watch Movie For Many Fans After Hideo Kojima’s Honest Verdict

Seems like Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has been greenlit by Hideo Kojima!

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  • Wes Ball's Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes initially received mixed reviews, but that was before Hideo Kojima's honest verdict on the film.
  • Kojima's review highlighted the movie's stunning visual effects and engaging narrative that even connects it to the original film from the 1960s.
  • Needless to say, backed by critical acclaim and Kojima's seal of approval, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has established itself as a must-see cinematic triumph from Wes Ball.
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Filmmaker cum producer Wes Ball, the mastermind behind the Maze Runner trilogy, has once again returned to amuse fans with more of his outstanding directing work. But this time, it’s not with another Maze Runner film, but rather with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which is a sequel to 2017’s critically acclaimed War of the Planet of the Apes.

Wes Ball. | Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.
Wes Ball. | Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.

Considering how this was the fourth installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot film series, quite a few fans were having conflicting thoughts on this movie. However, then came the renowned Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima with his honest reviews on this recently released movie, inevitably transforming it into a must-watch for all those fans out there.

Hideo Kojima Presents His Honest Reviews on Wes Ball’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Ever since Wes Ball‘s sequel to War of the Planet of the Apes hit the theatres on the 8th of May, 2024, it has been garnering quite a few mixed reviews from its audiences.


While the critics seem to approve of it with an 80% score on the Tomatometer, some other viewers weren’t too sure about their reviews of this movie. But it is time for those unsure reviews to stop haunting fans because Hideo Kojima has landed his honest verdict on the film.

Hideo Kojima. | Credit: Lau Anime X/Wikimedia Commons.
Hideo Kojima. | Credit: Lau Anime X/Wikimedia Commons.

Recently, the game creator whose “70% of my body is made up of movies” took to his X handle @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN to present his genuine reviews on this newest piece of masterwork from the 43-year-old director. And these reviews have truly garnered fans’ attention to the core.

Initially, Kojima shared his experience of watching the movie:


“Watched ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ in IMAX. I liked the reboot trilogy that began in 2011. This film is a few centuries after that, with many scenes overlapping with the original from 1968.”

Then he jumped into the true matter of the film, sharing how immaculately it has delivered through its VFX, writing:

“It’s been more than a decade since the reboot, and while technology is advancing every day, the artists’ work is increasing too. Great work to the WETA team and everyone else who worked on the VFX!”

So, good VFX from the WETA team and everyone else along with a storyline that overlaps with the original one from the late 1960s? That sounds like sheer cinematic brilliance, no doubt about that.


But what’s more, is that this review, which makes it evident that Kojima is more than just amused by the movie, has truly caught fans’ fancy, erasing a majority of their doubts on whether to watch this new installment from Ball or not!

Hideo Kojima’s Review Has Fans Convinced About Wes Ball’s New Movie

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

Although Kojima is honestly considered an auteur of video games being a video game developer himself, he is also regarded as one of the best reviewers of entertainment content, especially movies, in the industry.

This is why his recent review of Ball’s most recent film has now made the movie a must-watch for a majority of the fans. This is evident from fans’ reaction to his review on X, which pretty much states they are now confident enough to watch the movie:





Well, for what it’s worth considering the critical acclaim and now Kojima’s truthful verdict on the film, no doubt remains about filmmaker Ball having dropped yet another masterpiece after his previous fan-favorite Maze Runner trilogy.


That said, K ngdom of the Planet of the Apes is out in theatres now!


Written by Mahin Sultan

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