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This Video Shows the Crucial Events that led to the War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the best summer blockbusters in recent memory. Don't talk our word for it, just read the gushing reviews.  Yet, perhaps you’re a little foggy on the details of what, exactly, has led to the epic battle between humans and apes? Luckily 20th Century Fox has you covered with a brand new video that bridges the six years between Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), which led to Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and now his final film in the trilogy and the titular war to come. 

Not only will this video show you how the world has drastically changed within the film, from the human-dominated first film to the wild, super intelligent ape-dominated one in the final, but it also does a great job of showing just how far the motion-capture technolgy that undergirds the film has come. It’s a brisk, thrilling hustle through the major plot points that have led to the upcoming film, beginning with an attempt to cure Alzheimer's disease (the "miracle cure" that created a virus that made humans weaker and apes smarter), up to the current film, in which the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) will stop at nothing to destroy Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ape cohorts. As we've written before, one of the great aspects of this masterful reboot is how firmly your heart is on the side of the apes. This video is a great showcase for just how excellent this reboot has been. 

War for the Planet of the Apes comes out July 14, 2017.

Featured image: War for the Planet of the Apes. Courtesy 20th Century Fox.

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