Watch the first trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes

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It’s worrying that we’ve been entirely desensitised to the image of an ape riding a horse with a shotgun strapped to its back. But with another Planet of the Apes movie on its way, we’d better get used to that and more as, this time around it’s all-out war, and so expect monkeys of all stripes engaging with heavy artillery.

This first trailer suggests that the tables have turned since the previous sortie when society’s last ditch hope was soured because of the usual hot headedness and in-fighting. We once followed the decimated human resistance in their fight against the simian foe, but this time around we’re seeing things from the monkey’s perspective.

The film reprises the same washed-out, gloomy apocalyptic tone from the last film, but respite comes in the form of a young girl played by relative newcomer Amiah Miller who may have the key to human/monkey racial harmony.

Directed by Matt Reeves, WFTPOTA drops into cinemas right in the dead of summer, on 14 July, 2017.

Published 31 Mar 2017

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