‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer: Apes Not Kill Apes

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I have admittedly lost count of how many films I am excited for this summer, but after you witness the footage I am about to share I think we will all agree there will be no greater spectacle than Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

When Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes left off, the virus James Franco and his collaborators had created was beginning to spread across the globe while Caesar and the other apes fled into the woods outside San Francisco. Dawn picks up several years after the events of that film, and the world has since become ravaged by the wars that began following the initial virus outbreak. Mankind is living in the ruins of its former glory, but the Apes – as we learn in the trailer below – have begun to develop a culture entirely their own. It’s a plot-heavy clip, so those wanting to enter with as little knowledge of what will happen as possible should steer clear of everything that happens after the initial fifteen seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Zf5tPtFeY

Everyone is going to talk about how great this film looks, and there is no denying that the effects and cinematography at play are top shelf, but what I found most fascinating about this trailer is how wonderfully thought out the Apes’ society appears. They have grown in numbers and built shelters for everyone, yes, but they also have schools and laws. The only thing that is really missing from the equation is language, but it’s clear that will begin to change at some point in the film. I am a little worried about the amount of story we were shown, but I am willing to bet there are more than a few clever edits meant to lead viewers astray.

Official synopsis:

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.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes opens July 11.

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