Well it’s called Planet of the Apes for a reason, you know we’re going to lose. And you know what, I’m cheering for the apes. Here’s the trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes.
“In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.”
Caesar is back and he is angry. After the fantastic Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and then the somehow even better sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the bar is set pretty damn high for War for the Planet of the Apes. Based on this trailer it doesn’t look like it will disappoint. My only real gripe with the trailer is Woody Harrelson’s narration at certain spots. It’s maybe too on the nose and I hope they’ll dial it back a bit in the final cut. Another summer 2017 flick to add to the “must see” list.
War for the Planet of the Apes was directed by Matt Reeves, who also helmed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This time Reeves also co-wrote the film with Mark Bomback (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). Starring in the movie are Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn and many others.
The War for the Planet of the Apes starts July 14th in the US and around the world.