A lot of Hollywood reboots are pure and utter rubbish… THIS franchise is the shining exception. Dare I say, it’s better than the original! Let’s catch back up with Caesar, the apes, and the last of the human resistance in the 3rd installment the Andy Serkis lead Apes franchise:
I am so ready for the war!
1 LOVE – WOODY
Save for that double duty bullshit he pulled in Now You See Me 2, Woody Harrelson is pretty damn great. I believe he has the chops to be a strong antagonist to Caesar and his brethren. He’s in it, so I’m in it!
1 HATE – CGI Lead Oscar Shafting
Honestly, I hate nothing about this trailer. This is more about the fact that Andy Serkis has probably been the main character in every movie that required a CGI lead for the last 10 years and The Academy hasn’t figured out how to award him for his work. He has been great as Caesar in the first 2 films and will likely deliver yet again here. If you could award Best Actor to a guy in a ping pong ball Mo-Cap suit, he’s your guy!
1 SURPRISE – APES HELPING HUMANS?!
This was a quick shot in towards the end, but that apes is definitely helping that human. In that case, who have they banded together against? Caesar? Woody?! I NEED ANSWERS!!!
OVERALL – READY FOR WAR!
One request… Go all Captain America Civil War on this project… sure, give us skirmishes here and there, but this is WAR for the PLANET. We need to FEEL that. So moving into the 3rd act, I need a good 20-25 mins straight of all out WAR! I don’t if they plan on making any more of thee films, but they have the opportunity to finish this trilogy strong and do something really special. Grade?