If there's one thing that confused me about War For The Planet of the Apes. It's the Colonel's death. Caesar's primary goal was to get revenge on the Colonel for the death of his wife and eldest son. However when Caesar gets his chance he finds that the Colonel has been infected by the simian flu, so rather the kill the Colonel himself Caesar gives him his gun, after he practically begs Caesar to do so. However this is what confused me. If Caesar wanted revenge on the Colonel then this was perfect. Rather then kill the Colonel let him suffer with the disease, especially since the Colonel killed anyone with the disease which is probably why Nova and her Father ran away. Also that fact seemed to bother Caesar so why did he let the Colonel kill himself instead of letting him suffer?
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After I came across the "Caesar's Story" supercut of the Apes trilogy, I came across StoryStreet's trilogy of video essays on each of the films. Watching them all, I felt it necessary to share them all with you. First is "The Triumph of Rise", which analyzes the greatness of Rise of the Planet of the Apes:
Next is "The Tragedy of Dawn", which breaks down the multi-faceted tragedy of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:
And finally is "The Beauty of War", which looks at every facet of the masterpiece that is War for the Planet of the Apes:
These essays are just too good to ignore, and I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did. They're very much worth watching, especially if you're a fan of film.
The Caesar Cycle may be over, but the Ape King's legacy lives on. I recently came across a fan edit on YouTube that illustrates Caesar's story throughout Rise, Dawn, and War set to Michael Giacchino's "Exodus Wounds". I loved it and wanted to share it with my fellow Apes fans. Enjoy!
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This was released a month ago, but I didn't see it until today, so here we go! The long belated sequel to War for the Planet of the Apes finally has an estimated filming date, and even an estimated release date. 20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell said in a THR interview that audiences can expect to see a new PotA movie in 2023 or 2024. When he was asked about the film, he responded, "We are expecting a draft very shortly, and it's Wes Ball attached to direct. We hope to go by the late summer, early fall."
I'll admit, I'm cautiously optimistic. War is one of my all-time favorite films, and doing a follow-up without Matt Reeves makes me wary. It doesn't help that I've never seen Wes Ball's other movies, the Maze Runner trilogy, and while I like the books, I've heard mixed reactions about the films. That being said, I'm always down for more Chernin-developed PotA stuff, and it's not like they could ruin War's ending with this new movie in any way, or even its sense of finality. Plus, Ball seems to have a fair amount of freedom with this movie, and when Reeves had such freedom we got Dawn and War, so I have hope.
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Huckleberry Finn (1974)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Tom Sawyer (1973)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
The Chairman (1969)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
What a Way to Go! (1964)
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