11 October 2016 1611 Views

War for the Planet of the Apes new viral teaser video

by James Murphy

Cesar is back and this time it’s war

planet

 

Planet of the Apes (2011 – present) is a reboot that just manages to keep getting everything right. People tend to ignore the Tim Burton 2001 remake movie (I rather enjoy it and cannot see the problem but anyway). But this new series of movies? A kind of prequel to the originals and a self contained series charting the move from human dominance of the globe to an Ape run society: it’s genius.

Emotional, dark, pertinent, tense, action packed, innovative, visually stunning and above all both cleverly plotted in its arc and somehow organically ‘human’. This is a universe that feels ‘real’. Trades on the original imagery, without feeling like an unoriginal ‘cash in’.

The latest teaser is precisely that: a tease. Revealing nothing and yet somehow conveying everything. The Apes are forced to a course of war with the humans and Cesar will prove a reluctant yet effective leader. This will be the one where we start to see the old and new worlds collide more and move towards the traditional Planet of the Apes mythology, whilst transitioning nicely from the existing series with humans still clinging to delusions of supremacy.

It’s sad and poignant that a character like Cesar is being compelled to fulfill a warrior’s destiny he had no choice over. But therein lies the appeal of this film series: the apes are probably more human and sympathetic than the human counterparts.

War for the Planet of the Apes is released next year and we will review it then.

 

 



New

James Bond to Return in ‘Man with the Golden Papoose’. Daniel Craig, Piers Morgan and Richard Madden all thought to be Involved..
17 October 2018
James Bond to Return in ‘Man with the Golden Papoose’. Daniel Craig, Piers Morgan and Richard Madden all thought to be Involved..

May interest You

ARE we VENOM? Yes We are. Tom Hardy Stars in a Fun, Fantastical, Ruddy Good Romp. Perfect Symbiosis!
07 October 2018
ARE we VENOM? Yes We are. Tom Hardy Stars in a Fun, Fantastical, Ruddy Good Romp. Perfect Symbiosis!
INSIGHT: Exploring the Acting Craft with JANE MERROW
02 October 2018
INSIGHT: Exploring the Acting Craft with JANE MERROW
Throw-Back Thursday: Feeling a Need for Speed with Tom Cruise as Maverick in Tony Scott’s TOP GUN
06 September 2018
Throw-Back Thursday: Feeling a Need for Speed with Tom Cruise as Maverick in Tony Scott’s TOP GUN

Popular

HENRY CAVILL OUT as SUPERMAN? TOM HIDDLESTON set to replace him?
12 September 2018
HENRY CAVILL OUT as SUPERMAN? TOM HIDDLESTON set to replace him?
TOM HIDDLESTON On Course to Write AND Direct BOND 25?
16 September 2018
TOM HIDDLESTON On Course to Write AND Direct BOND 25?

Tags