Films, books, comics, games, or television series, you name it, and critically acclaimed American science fiction franchise Planet of the Apes will have it. The franchise is based on French author Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel novel La Planète des singes. The novel was later translated into English by the name of Planet of the apes or Monkey planet. Since its translation, the story has been adapted into multiple films, sequels, tie-ins, and television series. The first movie was adapted in 1968 and produced by Arthur P. Jacobs and was instantly a critical and commercial hit.
People have grown to love the franchise and widely identify with the characters. The recurrence of characters in every subsequent film helped in their growing popularity. The movies are set in a world where the humans and intelligent apes go against each other to be the ultimate dominant of the world. The film explores racism, animal rights, and the Cold War.
War for the Planet Of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes is a 2017 American film and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot franchise. It is the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel. The movie premiered on 10 July 2017 at the SVA Theatre in New York City. It was later theatrically released worldwide by Fox on 14 July 2017.
The movie was a commercial success and grossed $490 million. It was also nominated for awards like Best Visual Effects and Best Special Visual Effects at the 90th Academy Awards and 71st British Academy Film Awards, respectively.
Meet the cast
- Andy Serkis as Caesar, a chimpanzee and the leader of the enhanced ape species
- Woody Harrelson is the colonel, and leader of the Alpha-Omega paramilitary organization, obsessed with wiping out the ape species. You might know him from other hits like Venom, Now you see me, etc.
- Steve Zahn as a bad ape
- Amiah Miller as Nova
- Toby Kebbel as Koba
- Gabriel Chavarria as Preacher
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In their respective roles, other cast names include Karin Konoval, Skye Notary, Judy Greer, and Phonenix Notary.
War for the Planet of the apes- Ending explained
This trilogy of films finally concluded with this last movie and spoiler alert- with a bleak ending. The movie finally ended the scattered storylines with almost all influential characters dead. YES DEAD!! After being free from captivity and defeating humans in the epic war that spanned over three movies, Caesar dies too.
But all is not lost, as before his death, Caesar leads all his fellow apes to his ape paradise untouched by human contact and conflict. Caesar leaves his fellow apes with his last message, “You are all home now. Apes are strong, with or without me.” And soon, the grim reality of the lost humanity is transformed into this epic homecoming of all the apes to this paradise oasis, rejoicing at their victory.
Potential gorilla wars
In a recent interview, the movie director Matt Reeves discussed a popular future for the franchise. With all of humanity lost and supposedly wiped out, the movies leave the little possibility of another war between the humans and the apes.
But what the movie can explore is the war within the ape community. This idea has solid grounds, especially after Caesar’s death with nobody to now guide and lead them. An attractive franchise with the bad ape, kobo, can be created, and a new gorilla war franchise initiated. This opens new gates for the movies to explore an untouched territory in the franchise.