This looks absolutely incredible, and I will honestly be hugely surprised if this movie ends up being anything less than great. Everything in this trailer is gorgeous, epic, and thrillingly emotional, and it looks like exactly the kind of series finale that gets made in the wake of films built on character and story. Reeves has crafted what looks to be one of the bleakest blockbusters in Hollywood history, a grim, snowy epic with a murky sense of morality and a death toll that will likely reach the thousands. But amazingly, thanks to the world that Reeves has created in this post-apocalyptic conflict between apes and humans, the focus won't be on the stunning action, but on Andy Serkis' Caesar and the choices he has to make as the planet of apes draws near. That's an incredible thing for a modern franchise to do, and it makes me hopeful for Reeves' take on Batman in the coming years. In short, War for the Planet of the Apes looks like some kind of jaw-dropping masterpiece, a film that audiences simply won't want to miss during this crazy cinematic summer. This is going to be special.
War for the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters on July 14.
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