First Trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes

I have been a huge fan of the new Planet of the Apes movies ever since Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out in 2011. It was surprisingly emotional and personal, with a gripping motion capture performance by Andy Serkis. I absolutely love that movie. And Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a really good sequel. I still like Rise a little bit better, but Dawn was an incredible continuation. And now, we have War for the Planet of the Apes. This is the actual fight for the planet, and I can't wait to see this movie. Like I said, this franchise has been fantastic, giving us spectacle as well as depth and emotion. These Planet of the Apes movies are really a standard for what summer blockbusters should be-- giving us all the action we came to see, but not compromising the depth of the story and characters. So with all of that in mind, I've been excited to see a trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes. I want to see what we're getting with this third film, and I've just been wanting to see something to remind me that this movie is coming out in only a matter of months! Well, now we have our first trailer.

This trailer is awesome! The scope is absolutely incredible. This is going to be a huge movie, filled with explosions and gunfire and fantastic action. But the trailer opens with a personal moment with Caesar (Serkis), and I think that's truly indicative of what this franchise is. Amidst the scope and action, you have truly personal moments, and that's what makes these movies so great. I'm glad to see that War doesn't have any intentions in changing that. Woody Harrelson looks good as the Colonel, the villain of the movie. We don't see a lot of him, but I'm hopeful that we'll get a quality villain out of him. The one shot where he's looking at a picture of a girl, presumably his daughter, goes to show that there will be more development of his character, which is crucial in making him work as a villain. This one is directed by Matt Reeves, who did Dawn as well. The style is very similar to that one, and I think it's going to work for the betterment of the movie. Overall, I loved this trailer. The action looks fantastic. The character moments look wonderful. And the CGI is impeccable. I think War for the Planet of the Apes is going to turn out to be something truly incredible.

What do you think? Did you like the first trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes? Are you looking forward to seeing the film? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate
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