20th Century Fox unveiled the final trailer for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which is a sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Judy Greer. Check it out below.
Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
The new movie is directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield) and is set to hit theaters on July 11th.
Looks pretty joyless. But then the franchise was always more earnest and cerebral with it's social commentary subject matter anyhow. Except now it's been amped-up with the typical, summer blockbuster, FX spectacle.
I agree with boobiel, I shows a bit much. But I think this I gonna be great, can't wait.
Sleuth1989writes: on June 19th, 2014 at 12:51:47 PM
@boogiel & tanman
I feel like these prequels are suppose to play out as a greek tragedy. You know it's going to end horribly for the humans but watching it happen is so emotionally powerful that you watch it anyway to see it through. It's like "The Second Renaissance" storyline from "The Animatrix". You wonder "How did we get to the point we were no longer the dominant species of the planet and, by the time the original rolls around, have devolved to unintelligent cavemen?" It's perhaps because of this that the "Planet of the Apes" films have survived for so long. Because humans, unfortunately, are fascinated with their own doom because it seems so unlikely to happen any of these ways.
Sleuth1989writes: on June 19th, 2014 at 12:53:04 PM
Yet we like the thrill. Watching depressing "World-ending" films like this is like bungie jumping or something.
Anyway, the season started off really rough, and that's why I said "it looks like sh*t".
Regardless, my biggest complaints now: the coloring is awful. Really, really awful. Almost black and white. Why they went with that hideous, subdued palette, I've no clue, but the damned show looks like sh*t from a HSV pov.
Jack isn't too much Jack. He's a rat running through a maze, which is per usual with the exception that usually there's enough time, before acquiring the cheese, to play the trademark Jack we all love and know. Like, I need a hacksaw, and his fourth season gas station burglary, and what not. Too much Jack just running and jumping like a Nolanesque Super Mario Brothers game. Not enough badassery to carry his badass character.
The villain sucks. Sorry, great actress imo, but she's not motivated by more than revenge, which is just lame. Really, she has drones, she can find the President, but she instead threatens to bomb London? But she has moles how can tell her where he is! Why not just bomb THAT location? Makes no sense. Worse though is her lack of villainry. Yes, she's a woman, and that's new, but she's not accessible because her motivations are one-dimensional.
Jack going back to Russia, as if we hadn't seen that already, and yet ANOTHER mole, this time at the CIA. Really, they should do something different for a change. No more moles, no more capturing Jack by some foreign government. Let Jack win once in a while. Let him carry the day all the way through without the football out from under him at the last minute. Give the dude a f*cking BREAK already.
Like I said, I love the pairing off of characters which should resolve itself in the last hour or two of the show (I hope) in what should be some very palpitating television.
Very "emotional" episode last night though, which is when I watched it.
When you do finally close, the doors, please end it with this:
I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe... [contemptuous laugh] Minkowskian attacks off the back of Cress' bald pate. Plagiarized Spiderman news from Collider and Screenrant.com. All those... articles...and comments... will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears... in... rain. Time... to die...
Seriously, I made the mistake of going to the wrong Dustin Putman Facebook page. Lots of photos of a normal, thin, sane and healthy white dude doing normal sane white guy sh*t. Then I went to the RIGHT website. Cat photos and images of his latest BluRay purchases. Plus him constantly plugging his sh*tty book.
Yep. That's what it looks like. You should try it. Only then will you fully realize the depth of that fat, gay man's insanity.