May 18, 2024 4:36 am

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Time Jump & Themes Explained by Director
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Time Jump & Themes Explained by Director

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Time Jump & Themes Explained by Director

Over the roughly 300 years that separate the newly released Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes from the Caesar Trilogy (which concluded with War for the Planet of the Apes), primate culture has evolved dramatically. There is a big difference between the last trilogy of Apes films, which began in anthropocentric times, and this new movie (and potential trilogy). The franchise is now in a world where few have survived the virus that set back humanity through mass death and devolution while jumping forward ape evolution by leaps and bounds. Some apes have evolved more in concert with nature, while others have utilized the tools and information left behind by the human culture that preceded them.

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​Wes Ball has explained the way technology evolves in the Apes franchise, comparing the Caesar trilogy to ‘The Stone Age.’ Read More