It was a fun prequel, with enjoyable effects. A couple of the scenes didn't feel real, but when there's that much CGI, I can forgive. A few of the characters seemed unnecessary, and it the plot pacing was all over the place. All in all though it was a fun way to spend 105 minutes, and I could definitely see myself catching 30 minutes of it here and there whenever it's on cable years down the line.
i really loved it
i especially enjoyed how much time it spent on the character stuff, as opposed to the apes wrecking stuff up, which is something i thought i'd never say
i really felt for those monkeys