Warning: Potential Spoilers
As a result of research into a cure for alzheimer's, an ape named Caesar is born in a lab and is 'adopted' by Will Rodman, the scientist who was trying to cure his own father. Caesar has greater intelligence & cognitive abilities than other apes. As Caesar grows, so does his desire to be free. The main plot involves Caesar's ability to lead his fellow apes, and how far he will lead them.
There was more emotion infused into the story than you'd expect, particularly a sympathetic aspect to Caesar's character. Also, there is some resentment toward Rodman's character for creating the dilema they all find themselves in.
The story was both entertaining and captivating, mainly because the writers gave an implausible concept an air of plausibility.
The only content warnings are for some violence.