The Planet

Broken Families

A Look into the Traumatized Mind of Koba

Koba's role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) made him into one of the most impactful characters of the modern Apes trilogy. His traumatic past allowed him to easily connect with audiences on an emotional level, and even though he might be the film's "antagonist," he is far from a villain. In the video below, discover how Koba's complex understanding of family and trauma created a character who will stay with audiences well into the next fifty years of Planet of the Apes.