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This week, the third instalment of 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes reboot finally swung into Australian cinemas. If you've been feeling jaded by the endless parade of superhero blockbusters, we recommend giving War For The Planet Of The Apes a shot: it's not perfect, but damn if it doesn't get you in the feels. (For a movie that primarily stars talking chimpanzees, that's quite a feat.)


Last night, I caught an advanced screening of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. It's a surprisingly solid movie that any fan of the 2011 reboot is well advised to check out. The only potential caveat is that the titular primates are comprised entirely out of CGI instead of a mix of digital and practical effects. Rather than an evolutionary leap forward, I can't help but feel that a little bit of monkey magic has been lost along the way.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.