It’s Woody v Andy in the new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

You get it? Cause it’s Woody Harrelson and Andy Serkis. But also like Toy Story. Ahh whatever. I thought it was funny.

Seriously though, the new Of The Apes films are some of the most underrated action movies of the last ten years, and I hesitate to call them action movies because it is so hard to put them into one basket. Sure they feature a bunch of breathtaking battle sequences but what makes them unique are the small moments; the quiet and even often silent interactions between characters that raise the emotional stakes in a movie where the actual stakes are the most predetermined in cinema history. And all of those moments are made ever stronger by the criminally unOscared Andy Serkis giving a performance that honestly continues to trick me into thinking they actually taught an ape to talk. And oh yeah, the CGI is consistently groundbreaking. Top that all of with a heaping helping of Harrelson and you could very well have one of the great film trilogies that nobody knew to ask for.

 

Matthew Nando Kelly is the cool and tough Managing Editor of Pop Break who was allowed to write his own bio. Besides weekly Flash recaps, he has a podcast called Mad Bracket Status where he makes pop culture brackets with fellow writer DJ Chapman.