TPToA Podcast 359 – Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Not my Serkis, not my monkeys... but that's not actually a bad thing.
A new beginning for the long running franchise that sets up a new status quo in the world, moves us on from the set up of the previous films and builds a fertile ground for ongoing stories in a broader world. Also some great characters and exciting action beats.
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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Once more we return to a post apocalyptic landscape filled with danger and uncertainty, though this time its not irradiated and the verdant green jungles are spilling over with life! We are returning to the Planet of the Apes for the beginning of possibly a whole new trilogy, set hundreds of years after the death of Caesar (Andy Serkis), this new story follows Noa (Owen Teague) a young Ape whose journey will bring him in contact with a speaking human, Raka; a charming Orangutan (Peter Macon) and Proximus Caesar (Kevin Durand) a Royal Bonobo with delusions of grandeur. There’s no rubber masks here, these Apes are 100% CGI and ready to kick ass.

Quinny is taking the role of the benevolent but bald Orangutan, Dion will be playing the Silverback Western lowland Gorilla, while Peta and Jill are probably the two well dressed human women forming complete sentences over in the corner.

Several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, apes are now the dominant species and live harmoniously while humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

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