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5 reasons why you need to make War for the Planet of the Apes your Wednesdate

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Every week, we present our choice of Wednesday night date movie – aka the 'Wednesdate'. This week, it's ape-ocalyptic sci-fi sequel War for the Planet of the Apes. Here's why you need to see it together.

1. It's a once in a lifetime experience

How many trilogies have you watched that get better as they go along? Toy Story definitely. Bourne almost certainly. Well now you can add Apes to the set as War concludes Caesar's (Andy Serkis) epic journey in engrossing and emotional style.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this extraordinary trilogy resolved on the biggest screen possible. It's an experience you need to share in together.

2. It'll make you cry...

You don't want to settle for any old date movie. You want one that will linger in the mind, something both of you will remember.

War is that movie as Caesar is set on a path towards vengeance, his personal odyssey mirroring the wider conflict between human and ape. This isn't just any date night movie: it's one that will leave you both stunned and talking about long after the credits roll.

3. ... And also laugh

Even so, you want a bit of humour to leaven your date night, right? Step forward memorable new character Bad Ape, played by scene-stealer extraordinaire Steve Zahn.

A zoo escapee who has dubbed himself after being referred to as "bad ape" by humans, he's a character who lights the gritty mood of Matt Reeves' new blockbuster.

4. It'll get you talking

There's nothing worse than a date movie that goes in one ear and out the other. You want something to absorb and keep you discussing once you've got home.

With its rich themes of simian versus human, plus powerful parallels with what we're currently doing to our own planet, War is that movie.

5. The experience doesn't end with the movie!

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Convinced? Then click here to book your tickets for War for the Planet of the Apes and send us your 'Wednesdate' responses @Cineworld.