Hello fellow moviegoers!
If you haven't seen the recent 'Planet of the Apes' films you are definitely missing out! Before I really got into movies, a couple of years ago, I remember wanting to see the first film (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) when it came out. But, for some reason I didn't go. When I saw the trailer for the second (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), I knew that it was a movie I had to see. So I bought 'Rise' on Blu-ray and watched it. I was blown away by that film! It was so much better than I expected it to be, and I expected it to be good. (Spoiler Ahead) When Caesar spoke for the first time, I honestly couldn't even make any sound! I was completely blown away on how mesmerizing it was!
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' came out in July of this year, and I was there in the theatre opening weekend! I was utterly baffled at how amazing and brilliant this movie was. But I will save that for when I actually get around to reviewing the film! Anyway, I am not really a person to watch a movie in theatres several times, but I saw this movie, not twice, but three times!
Andy Serkis plays the role of Caesar in these films and he is everything you would expect of him and more at this point! In 'Rise' he did a magnificent job at showing the evolution of this character from a sort of pet, to a revolutionist. In 'Dawn' he took it even one step further, and turned this character into a leader, and a character that we can all learn from and appreciate. The fact that Serkis, didn't get an Oscar nomination for 'Rise' is baffling, but it looks a little more promising this time around.
Recently Serkis, and 'Dawn' director Matt Reeves spoke about the third installment in this franchise! Reeves said that the upcoming film would see Caesar continuing that slope of characterization, and turn him from leader to ledgend! I think that this is brilliant. I am so excited to see how they conclude Caesar's story in these films! They are currently working on outlines of the script, and Serkis said they hope to start filming sometime next year!
What do you think of this new 'Planet of the Apes' franchise? How great do you think Andy Serkis is in these films? Let me know by commenting on this post!
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