DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: FIRST TRAILER

CAN NOT WAIT – I thoroughly loved the first film, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and this one looks much darker. While only a small teaser, it shows enough and sets the tone quite well.

With a cast like Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer it has some positives going for it – and add to the fact that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) is directing, I think we will definitely get an entertaining film.

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes First Trailer, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer, Matt Reeves, Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Mark Bomback, Pierre Boulle
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – FIRST TRAILER

 

One thing that shocked me was NO James Franco, I enjoyed him in the first one but apparently once Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) pulled out things changed a little bit, cast and story changed quite a bit once Matt Reeves came on board. Franco claims he never even heard from anyone once Wyatt left, sad.

Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty and also [apparently] the new John Connor in the Terminator movie coming 2015) is taking the lead in this one with a damn good second of Gary Oldman and Kerri Russell. I am very glad to see Kodi Smit-McPhee in there, one of my favourite Australian and child actors, who last worked with Matt Reeves as the lead in Let Me In with Hit Girl.

The plot for this one is pretty decent:

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.

Anyways get excited – you have seven months to wait for this one, releasing July 2014 – I am a tad confused by the end of the trailer – stating “JULY – IN PREMIUM LARGE FORMAT THEATRES” – does this mean Imax theatres only? only cinema with huge screens? Please explain.