Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Matt Reeves couldn't say no to Planet of the Apes

Matt Reeves couldn't say no to Planet of the Apes

Fox 4's Shawn Edwards chats with the stars of "War for the Planet of the Apes, " actress Amiah Miller and actor Steve Zahn.

"From a storytelling perspective, from a sort of metaphor perspective, they just serve - constantly serve - to be this brilliant reflector of the human condition", Serkis, who portrays ape leader Caesar, told CBC News.

The previous movie, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, saw a fragile peace between humans and apes strained to the brink.

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. The inspiration for "War for the Planet of the Apes" was the novel by Pierre Boulie, "La Planète des Singes" (or "Monkey Planet").

Most noteworthy is the impressive motion capture technology on display here as the two characters converse.

This latest Apes trilogy has relied heavily on advanced computer animation and performance capture techniques to vividly depict the apes. The actor has said that his role in the movie inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.

The title of the newest installment in the durable franchise, "War for the Planet of the Apes", is something of a misnomer.

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