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Stunning, Riveting Footage From ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

I really don’t think people appreciate the brilliant work behind the Planet of the Apes prequels. Not only is the writing absolutely phenomenal, but so is the craft. Even more impressive is that it gets exponentially better with each film.

20th Century Fox just released the first clip from War for the Planet of the Apes, and I’m gushing. I’ve already gone on a tangent about the CGI work in the film, raving about Weta Digital’s Dan Lemmon (who won an Oscar for his work on Jungle Book), but now I’m romancing over the characters that were co-written by Mark Bomback and director Matt Reeves. The following clip montage introduces us to Nova (Amiah Miller), who the apes have begrudgingly taken under their wing. The footage shows a passage of time in which Nova is discovered by the apes to when she becomes “one of them.” It’s a short block of scenes that are immensely impactful, heartbreaking even. If we can get this much color out of a short clip, how good is this movie going to be? I have high hopes.

Andy Serkis returns as Caesar, with Judy Greer as Caesar’s wife, with Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn added to the growing battle.

In the film, 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.

War of the Planet of the Apes ends mankind on July 14, 2017.



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  • Necro

    Yeah it’s definitely neat how they make these. How many films are they planning to make?

  • Lushen72

    I am a huge lurker and with that being said, I almost never post comments and even rarer that I agree with any of Brads reviews. (Blair Witch review anyone?) Apologies to Brad but it’s true. However I totally love these movies. I was born in 72 (I’m old so kiss me wrinkly bum) and grew up with everything apes. I had the comics, toys and the board game. Sadly never got to see the originals on the big screen but have seen them all hundreds of times. These new movies are pretty damn good though. The cinematography is gorgeous and I hate CGI so much but it’s done almost perfectly in these. The stories are heartbreaking, exciting, and thought provoking. I really hope that these prequels continue on into remakes of the originals, even though remakes are being pumped out and usually stink up the place. (Tim Burton should be ashamed) Hopes set really really high for this one and July 14th can’t get here fast enough.

  • Wes Draven

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was one of the best science-fictions I’ve ever seen, I felt absolutely stunned after watching it.

    • Nahuel Benvenuto

      watch 2001 and Solaris, the russian version obviously, they are the best movies made in filmmaking history, they are literally perfect

      • Wes Draven

        I have, but, still, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was one of the best science fictions I’ve ever seen (in my opinion, of course).

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    so far the two movies are great, i am sure this will be too

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