I long for a world (Planet of the Apes movie) where homo-sapiens and our primate friends live harmoniously together; alas my dream is quashed as Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield) will soon present ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
The film speaks for itself, although a little awkwardly titled; humans and apes wage war against one another which will surely define the destinies for both species. Following a heavy defeat, Caesar struggles with his darker instincts and seeks retribution over mankind. With a great cast boasting Woody Harrelson and Andy Serkis, coupled with Matt Reeves and Die Hard 4.0 writer Mark Bomback adapting Pierre Boulle’s original writing, ‘War for Planet of the Apes’ certainly aims to pack cinema houses.
All good things must come to an end.
With a unique sense and ability to captivate audiences, Andy Serkis has become Hollywood’s go-to-guy for motion capture movies. Fans have followed the development of Serkis’ Caesar from Rise, Dawn and now War for the Planet of the Apes; it’s devastating to think that the third in the trilogy is tipped to be Caesar’s final.
‘War for Planet of the Apes’ is released in the UK on 12th July 2017. I’ll be re-familiarising myself with the previous two movies in the meantime.