“War for the Planet of the Apes is the third film of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, following Rise and Dawn, directed by Matt Reeves who also directed the second film. I think the movie should have been titled “Emotions of the Planet of the Apes,” because my god, there were close to 10 super emotional moments, where most big budget films would be lucky if they receive two or three. The movie worked very well for me because of the amazing CGI, character development, suspenseful action and emotional, sometimes gut-wrenching scenes. The good guys in the movie are placed in an impossible situation making each action sequence tension-filled and enthralling. I rooted for the apes, and wanted nothing more than for them get out of their circumstance. This is only possible because the characters were so well established throughout the movie, making us care about them and their plight”.
“Really good movie, looked real, makes you think “what if”.
“Basically, we became ‘The Fugitive.’ Every week we were caught and we escaped. That’s basically what each show was about…. We’re constantly whacking some guy over the head with a stick or drop-kicking a guy in a monkey suit. We had apes falling out of trees all over the place…. I still get fan mail from all over the world.”
A surprisingly well-preserved James Naughton, recalling (for the excellent Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary) his days as a co-star of the 1974 “Planet of the Apes” TV series.