Caesar Wants Revenge In The New War For The Planet Of The Apes trailer

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by James White |
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"Apes. Together. Strong!" It's been the mantra of ape leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) ever since he and his intelligence-boosted simian brethren started forming their own society in the ruins of a virus-ravaged human world. But now he faces the biggest challenge to his extended family's safety and his own moral code in War For The Planet Of The Apes. Check out the new trailer.

Directed once again by Dawn's Matt Reeves from a script he wrote with that movie's scribe Mark Bomback, War finds Caesar dealing with tragedy and then hitting the road (and the beach, and the forest, and the mountains, and a military compound) as he searches for a new home for his clan. As you’ll have seen above, it won’t be an easy journey for Serkis’ troubled chimp, either physically or mentally. He’s just broken the core tenet of Ape culture (“ape shall not kill ape”), remember, by killing Koba in the previous outing. And as the human military presses in to take down the ape society, he confronts a new enemy: a commander known as The Colonel (Woody Harrelson), who has no qualms about ditching human ethics to save humanity.

And what of Caesar's own decisions, rocked by sadness and driving by a deep well of revenge? We're promised more of the emotional underpinnings that Reeves and co. have brought so effectively to the films and plenty of new vistas and clashes.

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