Andy Serkis - you are easily one of the most underrated actors of your generation. I re-watched bits and pieces of the first instalment of this re-boot to head into this and I have to say that this is shaping up to be one of my favourite franchises. I think these two films blow the water out of the original series. Not just because of the effects, although to be fair it’s the technology that allows for the emotional layer that makes it truly special.
What’s really lovely about this second chapter is that we care about both sides of the camp. It’s not humans or apes - both parties are good and bad. It’s real and honest in that sense. We’re conflicted and have no idea how it’s going to go.
I don’t want to say much more, because it’s best just to experience this all for yourself. This is the best blockbuster I’ve seen this summer, and I can’t wait to see it again. If you have absolutely any interest in this film do yourself a favour and see it on the big screen.