New War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer: War (for the Planet of the Apes) Is Hell

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The last line of the new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer really says it all, doesn’t it? In the third installment of the latest simian trilogy, Woody Harrelson’s Colonel intones a grim preamble to the all-out human-ape war, a speech which honestly seems like it’s setting the humans up for failure. Maybe don’t declare one battle your last stand when you’re going up against an army of sentient apes fighting for their hairy lives? In the trailer, our primate protagonist Caesar must wrestle with his debasement at the hands of man and the prospect of genus-wide annihilation, as well as the care of a little human girl. Makes eating bananas and gamboling around the jungle look reeeeeeal good in comparison. The movie is scheduled for release July 14, 2017, after which all humans must abandon the trappings of civilization and take to the trees, which most of us were pretty much ready to do anyway.

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