The third entry into the revamped Planet of the Apes franchise has landed, and it looks pretty darn good.
Following on the heels of the brilliant Planet of the Apes, and pretty good Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this sequel looks to pit human against ape in one last showdown. Matt Reeves returns to the directors chair following his work on the first sequel, and the trailer shows itself to be quite the visual treat. Have a look.
In an age of superhero mashups that is escalating faster than you can say infinity stone, it is refreshing to see sequels to alternative franchises being released. In a year where we are going to be getting a lot of Marvel, and a bit of DC, 2017 needs some different properties in the cinemas to prevent fatigue from setting in. But if this trailer is anything to go by War for the Planet of the Apes could be just the tonic we need. Plus who doesn’t like seeing Woody Harrelson embrace a bit of madness?
Closing thoughts…do you think it’ll end predictably and the apes take over? Or will War mix the narrative up?