War for the Planet of the Apes opens this week

War for the Planet of the Apes opens this week

In ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’, the third and climactic chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster trilogy, director Matt Reeves and an all-star cast unleash the rapidly evolving simians into a world boiling over with divisions and rage as the ape vs. human battle for control of the world careens towards the ultimate winner-takes-all decision.

FILM: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

CAST: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

DIRECTOR: Matt Reeves

Audiences will witness the pivotal moment that determines the fate of human civilization forever – and follow ape leader Caesar’s emotional quest to lead his young society to a new home, even as a war between his belief in family and honour versus the lure of a vengeful reckoning churns within his soul.

At heart, this is the story of both a military and emotional last stand. As peace between species has collapsed – and a renegade band of human soldiers led by an imperious Colonel makes a final, all-out attack – Caesar is hit with an unimaginable personal loss and a dark line inside his psyche is crossed. Now, he is wrestling with merciless impulses and roiling doubts about his own ability to inspire the apes towards freedom. But if the apes are to survive the coming conflict, Caesar must lead. In a time when empathy and compassion have nearly vanished both in the world and his heart, Caesar searches for the grit, sense of fellowship and striving vision to lead the apes towards a future of hope.

“Breathless action, big ideas and potent storytelling combine” as ‘War For the Planet of the Apes’ pushes the series into new realms of legend-building as it explores the values that forge a civilization. It all comes to life driven by the most complex and intense performance by Andy Serkis yet as the majestic Caesar, and groundbreaking visual effects from Weta Digital. Also returning to the series is Karin Konoval as Caesar’s trusted advisor, Maurice, Terry Notary as Caesar’s right-hand man, Rocket, as well as Judy Greer as Caesar’s wife Cornelia and Toby Kebbell as Koba.

New characters include two-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson as the Colonel, the brash human soldier who believes only an apocalyptic war can salvage the last vestiges of humankind; Steve Zahn as Bad Ape, a lonely chimp who brings heart and humour to the apes in their darkest hour; Amiah Miller as Nova, the human child who becomes an unexpected link between the apes and humanity; Aleks Paunovic as Winter, the stunning but anxious white gorilla; Michael Adamthwaite as Caesar’s gorilla lieutenant, Luca, who forges a bond with Nova; and Ty Olsson as Rex, a turncoat gorilla who works for the Colonel as his “donkey.”