Twentieth Century Fox has turned a corner that I didn’t see coming, and has since become extremely consistent in making quality films.
In addition to X-Men: First Class, Fox kicked 2011’s ass with Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, their prequel to the Planet of the Apes franchise. Even Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was an extremely fun experience that set everything up for the “big one.”
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.
Andy Serkis returns as Casear, with Judy Greer as Caesar’s wife, with Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn added to the growing battle.
What’s interesting about the trailer, which looks absolutely bonkers by the way, is that it’s teasing the end of this trilogy. Why is this important? Well, we know that this is bridging over into Planet of the Apes, which means that we sort of know how this film is going to end: the humans lose. Right? Not to say that there’s still nothing at stake, and there are some humans fighting alongside the apes. I’m really intrigued as to how they’re going to conclude this. No matter, the footage looks balls-to-the-wall awesome, especially the badass apes that look ready to kick some ass.
I can’t wait for War of the Planet of the Apes on July 14, 2017.