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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 625 – THE KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2024)

THE PLANET OF THE APES series has become an institution.  For whatever reason, audiences get a kick out of seeing intelligent apes taking over the world.  With the 2011 reboot film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the series took off once more after being dormant for many years.  The fourth film in the reboot, THE KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2024), was recently released to some acclaim.

Intelligent chimpanzee Noa (Owen Teague) sees his village destroyed and his clan taken prisoner by renegade apes.  He goes off to save all he can.  On his journey, he is joined by Raka (Peter Macon), a Bornean orangutan, and Mae (Freya Allan), a human, and their journey leads them to Proximus (Kevin Durand) who has set up a coastal ape city where Noa’s clan may have been taken to.

The film is directed by Wes Ball, written by Josh Friedman, inspired by the novel by Pierre Boulle.  Besides Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, and Kevin Durand, the film’s cast includes William H. Macy, Dichen Lachman, and Travis Jeffery.  Receiving good reviews from critics and audiences alike, your co-hosts take a look at the latest film in the franchise and gives their thoughts.

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