In Episode 56 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. and Freddy Yaniz catch up some popular recent releases, namely writer/director Edgar Wright’s pseudo-action musical Baby Driver and Illumination Entertainment’s latest Minion-fest Despicable Me 3. Then, it’s on to the battle between humans and apes in the trilogy-capping War for the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis reprises his lead role as ape leader Caesar — thanks to the miracle of motion-capture technology — as the character faces a fearsome new adversary in The Colonel (Woody Harrelson). Of course, this marks the ninth entry in the long-running Planet of the Apes franchise, but director Matt Reeves’ film truly marks a conclusion to the storyline that began in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and continued in Reeves’ own Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But will this third installment in the rebooted series be its finest hour yet?
War for the Planet of the Apes synopsis courtesy of 20th Century Fox:
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
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Intro/Despicable Me 3 and Baby Driver discussions – 0:00
War for the Planet of the Apes spoilers discussion – 45:04
Rob and Freddy discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Crooked Table Podcast: Episode 1 — The Fandom Menace: http://www.crookedtable.com/2014/08/24/crooked-table-podcast-episode-1-the-fandom-menace/