This time it’s war
Set two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this third movie in the rebooted franchise finds Caesar and his apes at war against the humans. As the apes start suffering heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts in order to face the Colonel and the traitorous gorilla Red…
Woody Harrelson’s in it
Joining Andy Serkis as Caesar and Steve Zahn as a new simian character named ‘Bad Ape’ is the ever-great Woody Harrelson who joins the series as the ruthless Colonel, a tough former soldier obsessed with wiping out Caesar and his tribe to preserve his people's role as the dominant species. Boo! Hiss!
You’ll be wowed by the special effects
With each movie, the folks at special effects outfit WETA appear to be upping their game. They first unveiled their Academy Award-winning work in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was mightily impressive, but was then bettered by 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Now, it appears they’ve topped themselves AGAIN with the apes appearing more photo-realistic than ever before. WHERE CAN THEY GO FROM HERE?!
The critics love it
The previous two Apes movies have been critically acclaimed, but that’s nothing compared to the love that’s being shown to the latest in the franchise. “The monkey business is sombre, brutal and utterly persuasive in this dazzling third entry of a sci-fi series that's only getting better,” wrote Time Out, while Empire said that, “thanks to an evocative story and the most realistic anthropoids you’ll find outside a zoo, this third Apes is the strongest yet”. And the movie has an impressive 92% on reviews website Rotten Tomatoes, indicating universe acclaim.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now for War for the Planet of the Apes (it opens on 11 July!).