I don’t think the current PLANET OF THE APES films get enough credit. The reboot has been completely amazing and truly one of the best science fiction franchises we’ve had over the past 10 years or so. While I loved the original in this reboot series RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, it’s sequel DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES took things to the next level.
Director Matt Reeves returns for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and I’m glad because DAWN was so amazing. Reeves understands this universe and is really accomplishing a lot here becoming one of my favorite directors.
While I’m almost 100% sure this film is going to be great, this premiere trailer didn’t do much for me. I dug the intro scene reminding me of the original, and I do love me some Woody Harrelson, but nothing really struck me as amazing just yet. But this felt more like a teaser and I’m sure we’ll be getting a more substantial trailer soon. The apes are at war and I have a feeling there is going to be some pretty epic battles this time around. And to be honest, I’m not sure our old pal Caesar is going to make it out of this one alive.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES explodes onto screens July 14th 2017
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