Twentieth Century Fox unveil the sequel to their surprise hit film of 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which itself was a prequel to the original Planet of the Apes from 1968 starring Charlton Heston.
When I first heard about the Rise prequel I was initially sceptical, but it turned out to be a brilliant entry into the timeline of the Planet of the Apes universe. I am excited to see how the story will continue as we already know the ultimate end.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.