Two things. One: the Planet of the Apes reboot of the last few years has been one of the best things to happen to summer cinema. What could’ve been paint-by-number has been a creative and enjoyable (and saddening) adventure.
Two: the more trailers you get for a movie, the less there is to look forward to. Usually. Sometimes a slow, deliberate roll-out works really well. We might get that with War for the Planet of the Apes. The latest trailer, which dropped yesterday, pushes the assumed narrative in a direction I wasn’t expecting at all. And I’m kind of glad for the hint. This series has built its stakes quite well.