We chatted to Andy Serkis about one of the best ever blockbusters, War For The Planet Of The Apes
We aren't kidding, this is definitely one of the best summer blockbusters we've seen in a long, long time.
Andy Serkis is pretty much the grand-daddy of motion capture performances at this point, having already given us the likes of Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit movie, as well as King Kong in the previous, non-Tom Hiddleston version from a few years back.
However, he may be remembered even more for his part in the reboot of the Planet Of The Apes series, in which he plays Caesar, the figure-head for a ape-revolution against mankind once a flu-pandemic manages to wipe most of humanity out.
After the action-packed Rise and Dawn, we're now on to War, and we've got Caesar and his monkey brethren taking on a last stand against a massive army who have decided that apes need to wiped out once and for all if humans are survive.
We managed to sit down with the actor and talk about the amount of technological work that has to go into these types of performances, and how they can be extraordinarily freeing in the right circumstances.
On top of that, he talks about sharing the screen with a mega-intense Woody Harrelson (who plays the army leader), what he has coming up next in the pipeline (which includes his own take on The Jungle Book, with an impressive cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and our very own Jack Reynor), and just what the Planet Of The Apes has in it's own DNA when it comes to leaving behind a cinematic impression.
After all these heroics, it is fun to think that he's also playing the big bad guy in the new Star Wars movies, and the a bad guy in the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther.
War For The Planet Of The Apes is in Irish cinemas right now, and you can check out the final trailer for the movie right here:
Clip via 20th Century Fox