Andy Serkis is going to benefit most from the success of the movie
War for the Planet of the Apes won its first round with thumping victory across the 3,251 North American locations. On the first day, it amassed $5 million that is 22% more than the haul of “Dawn of the Planet Apes” three years ago. While the “Dawn” got only $4.1 million, the “War” is well above the two-tens. In the next leg, the “War” will capture 4,022 sites and is expected to make up to $65 million and with this amount, it will become the most successful movie of the Apes trilogy.
Caesar of the movie, Andy Serkis missed the Academy Award two times in the prequels to the “War”. Despite Fox recommending Serkis’ name for the award, the Academy didn’t notice his efforts in the first two installments of the trilogy. But this time, Caesar is a strong contender for Academy Award. The Great Ape is given more screen space than any other species and also he’s made greater than the human species. In fact, he’s more human than any other human.
There was a debate over name of the movie
Name is the first thing to notice in the movie and here “War” doesn’t suit to the plot. Critics raised this question and also discussed it over newspaper articles and reports. Viewers also found that how could a personal fight be declared as war when the great Caesar risked life of his flock for personalvendetta. The ruthless Colonel rises from horizon and kills Caesar’s family leaving only Caesar and his minor son to take revenge. It is personal fight given shape of a war.
It all started with the movie Planet of the Apes in 1968 where apes were talking and doing business like human. Since then, movies about talking apes keep coming. But in the last three movies 2011-14-17, the apes were shown in direct conflict with human race. Also the apes were given unbelievable characteristics peculiar to human race.
Caesar saves life of a dumb girl while hunting for the ruthless Colonel. These qualities are visible only in human but the “War” has put apes parallel to human and sometimes above human race and civilization. It is serious monkey business and it has captured all forms of entertainment – comics, TV serials, cartoon shows and movies.
Andy Serkis seems to be more enthusiastic about the fourth installment as he revealed during an interview. Serkis talked about possibilities of fourth and even fifth installment of the movie with MTV News. In October 2016, there was a formal announcement that a fourth installment of Planet of the Apes is in the planning stage. It is monkey business again but do we need more monkeys talking and behaving like human.