Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes centers on Mae, a human character played by Freya Allan, and the recently released teaser before the Super Bowl explained why Mae is so unique. Mae forms an alliance with Noa, a young chimpanzee owned by Owen Teague who plays a crucial role in the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes cast, in the film. When Noa rebels against Proximus Caesar, the ape leader who leads via brutality and the subjugation of humans and weaker ape tribes, an unusual alliance is formed.
In the Planet of the Apes movie and chronology from 1968, humans are viewed as inferior living creatures that apes can either hunt or use as slaves. In Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the superior and evolved race of apes treats humans as vermin since they have devolved into a primitive species. The conclusion of War of the Planet of the Apes in 2017 may provide an explanation for why Mae plays such a significant role in the plot of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which takes place about 300 years after the events of that film. Mae is the one that Proximus Caesar really has his sights set on, while other people are being pursued and trapped.
Why Apes Are Hunting Freya Allan?
It is discovered at the end of War for the Planet of the Apes that the Simian Flu has mutated, rendering most humans silent and severely impairing their intelligence instead of killing them. By the end of the film, it has also become much more contagious and easily disseminated, to the point where objects handled by infected individuals can harbor the infection. The initial Simian Flu killed most of humanity, and those that remained were primitive and no longer the dominant species on the world. This is the setting of Kingdom of the world of the Apes.
In “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” Mae is really important because she symbolizes hope for humans. If she can help humans become smart again, it could challenge Proximus Caesar’s authority and help everyone understand what’s really going on.
The second trailer for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes provides an explanation of Mae’s unique qualities in light of her background. “Why do they hunt her?” Raka, an orangutan, responds to Noa’s question by saying, “She is smarter than most.” This puts Mae in danger in Proximus Caesar’s eyes. He knows that once upon a time, humans were the dominant species and that they accomplished amazing feats of intelligence and resourcefulness. Mae might begin educating other humans and providing them with ideas that could upset the power balance that the apes have enjoyed for the previous three centuries, thanks to her heightened knowledge and cunning.
Why Mae Might Be Smarter Than Other Humans?
The “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” trailer leaves a question unanswered: why is Mae smarter than other humans? A possible explanation lies in the virus’s evolution. Over time, viruses mutate, and it’s plausible that the Simian Flu became less harmful. Another theory is that Mae, played by Freya Allan, may have immunity to the virus and its genetic effects on previous generations of humans.
If this is true, Mae could pose an even bigger threat to Proximus Caesar in “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.” As humans regain their intelligence, it could undermine his desire for conquest and control. If this unfolds in the movie, Mae might be the catalyst for showing both humans and apes an alternative path and exposing Proximus’s lies about human capabilities. Enlightenment and truth are powerful weapons against any dictator, which is why Mae’s role is crucial in the upcoming movie and potentially beyond.