In 2028, two years after Koba‘s attack on the human survivors in San Francisco,Caesar and his tribe of intelligent apes have been at war against a rogue U.S. military faction known as the Alpha-Omega, led by a ruthless Colonel. The Alpha-Omega employs apes previously loyal to Koba, derogatorily calling them “donkeys”.War for the Planet of the Apes full Movie.
After a failed attack on an ape outpost by an Alpha-Omega platoon, the defending ape survivors capture four surviving soldiers, including one named Preacher, plus a “donkey” gorilla named Red. Caesar releases the humans, hoping to show the Colonel the apes are not savages; Red escapes by injuring the albino gorilla Winter.
Caesar’s eldest son, Blue Eyes, and his lieutenant, Rocket, return from a long journey. Blue Eyes reports that they found a place across the desert that is ideal for the apes. Despite an uneasy Winter asserting that the apes should leave immediately, Caesar decides they need to prepare first. That night, the Colonel leads a commando mission to infiltrate the apes’ cave system, killing Blue Eyes and Caesar’s wife, Cornelia. The apes are unable to find Winter, who they believe betrayed them to the Colonel out of cowardice.
As the tribe gathers to journey to safety, Caesar leaves his younger son, Cornelius, in the care of Blue Eyes’ wife Lake, and then departs to serve as a decoy for the others, while seeking vengeance against the Colonel for the death of his wife and son. Accompanied by Rocket, orangutan Maurice, and gorilla Luca, they enter a desolate village, where they find a soldier. After Caesar kills him in self-defense, they find a mute girl whom Maurice befriends, giving her a rag doll