Well now this is looking better than last time that’s for sure! In April we featured the teaser trailer for the upcoming prequel to the famous Planet of the Apes. This “before the fact” story tells how the apes took over and became the dominant species. Yahoo dropped this sweet looking trailer that, to us, is lightyears beyond the first. It’s really coming along very well and is worth a watch. Enjoy!
It looks like it has the makings to be epic. Buuuut my gut tells me it’ll fall, at best, just a bit short. I mean, unless they’re planning a follow up to this to continue whatever story they’ve concocted, any movie that ends with an end to humanity can’t possibly tell it all in 120 or so minutes. I don’t care who makes it, something as grand as the lead up to Planet of the Apes will feel forced. Aside from it simply being set in San Fran, I foresee this suffering the fate of something like X-Men: Last Stand which tried to shove so much into the oven without letting it cook or realizing it was just too bloated. Then again that’s just me.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, Brain Cox and Andy Serkis (as Ceasar), Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set for release on August 5th so it’s really right around the corner. I’m pretty much sold at this point (despite my pessimism) at this point but I’ll ask you all…
Whaddya think ‘Apes’ fans? Does this look like a good lead up to the classic film? Anyone think this looks like a redo of a zombie/infection outbreak film done with monkeys??