Matt ReevesThough the first two installments were both excellent films, War for the Planet of the Apes may be the crowning achievement of the trilogy. This time out Caesar (Andy Serkis) is on a mission of both revenge and survival as a ruthless military leader known as the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) is focused on eliminating the apes from the face of the Earth.

Though Serkis has been roundly praised for his work as Caesar, his work may be underrated due to the eye catching performance capture and CGI that’s infused in the franchise. “What (Serkis) is at the forefront of is being a great actor,” He’s one of the best actors in the world. The reason people respond so emotionally to Caesar is behind Caesar is Andy Serkis’ performance which is remarkable.”

Click on the media to hear Reeves talk about how empathy is a huge theme that’s explored in the Apes trilogy:

War for the Planet of the Apes opens nationwide July 14.

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