In “Beneath The Planet of The Apes", Zera asks Cornelius if he likes chocolate, then says

“No, of course you don't... ...But I do"


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    Out-of-universe: seems like something the writer came up with to try to humanize not just the characters, but their relationship, despite their obvious chimp-ishness. In the first (original) movie, there were quite a few moments where simians acted like stereotypical simians in vocalizations, gestures, and general movement. This introduces a bit of contrast and "evolution".
    – Anthony X
    Feb 20, 2017 at 23:34

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As they walk through the door, they're having an argument, one that they've had before, presumably one they've had many times. She decides to make a cake to try to assuage her anger and asks him if he'd like chocolate icing. When he says that he doesn't like chocolate (something that she half-remembers) she basically says

"well f-ck you, we're having it anyway because I like it and I'm in a bad mood with you and the world in general".

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    I think your answer is more emotional than is necessary.
    – Hydra119
    Feb 20, 2017 at 21:22

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