Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer Review

Could curing Alzheimer’s bring upon the fall of humanity?  Find out this August when Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes to a cinema near you.

The movie, which was originally called Rise of the Apes, shows that curing a serious disease may actually bring on an ape revolution that could destroy the human race (think twice before you donate to cancer research next time).  The concept differs greatly from the original series, but maybe that’s not a bad thing.  It is, the originals are perfect.

Unlike every other Planet of the Apes film, the apes in this one have been created digitally with CGI technology.  There are pros and cons with this decision.  Since the film is showing the apes when they were still like, well, apes, costumes probably wouldn’t have been a good way to go.  However, I do think that at parts in the trailer it looks like a King Kong movie.  The ultimate question about the CGI is whether or not it will really look convincing while interacting with the environment and actors.  At the moment, it’s not perfect, it’s far from it, but judgement should be reserved until more footage is released.

The story is not related to the original franchise, thank god.  Fans should be glad to hear this as it doesn’t even come close to fitting in with the canon of the original movies.  The plot is similar to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, in which an ape named Caesar starts a revolution against the humans who have enslaved apes.  In the new film, an ape, also named Caesar, starts a revolution against humans who have used apes as test animals.  The main difference between the stories is how the apes became more evolved.

At first the trailer was disappointing, but I forced myself to watch it a few more times and it was still disappointing.  Then I found out that they weren’t messing with the continuity, so now I don’t have many problems with it.  The film’s director, Rupert Wyatt, hopes that this film is ‘not a continuation of the other films’ and he hopes it will bring fans of the old movies as well as some new ones.  If this goes well they intend to make sequels, not just a sequel sequels.

Planet of the Apes is such a great series that is really underappreciated these days.  I was, and still am a bit, hesitant about this film, but I’m starting to get excited as well.  Just as long as it doesn’t mess with the originals I’m going to give it a chance and recommend that you do to.  Also just a note, pay no attention to the joke at the start, cancer research is a worthy cause, as is finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, though that may be dangerous.

What do you think?  Do you like the trailer?  Is curing Alzheimer’s really going to be humanities downfall?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe.


2 responses

  1. Amy

    I think it sounds good can’t wait until it’s out in cinemas

    April 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    • The sad truth is that me and you both know you won’t be watching this movie ha

      April 18, 2011 at 11:47 am

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