rise of the planet of the apes
Hmmm ... if I mix this with that over there...

A new trailer for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ is playing before ‘X-Men: First Class.’ I know some people aren’t all that geeked about the movie, like this commenter over at

“Despite the number of dramatic rumbles and dips to black in the trailer, I’m struggling to get excited about a film with such a preposterous premise. Almost 7 billion humans against primates who are so few in number that many species are on the endangered list. The original ‘Planet of The Apes’ series was made at a time when nuclear apocalypse was a realistic prospect. End of the world. Reset. The monkeys rise. Without nuclear war, it just looks ridiculous. And if you’re ever flying a helicopter and a monkey jumps at it, just move a little further back and watch the little furry fellow plummet to his death.”

Ok, they make some valid points. Still, it’s hard not to get creeped out when Caesar turns and looks into the camera your soul with his piercing human eyes. Creepy.

The Rupert Wyatt-directed film stars James Franco and hits theaters Aug. 5, 2011. Take a look at the trailer and see what you think. Creepy or preposterous?



  1. If you are like me, you’ll be entirely fascinated by the story of this film. I am a large fan of Planet of the Apes and to obtain to determine its origins is really fantastic. Out of the entire series of movies, I believe this one really is the very best. It was just totally magnificent! The actors delivered fine performances for their nicely created characters; the writers, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, didn’t miss a beat with their fantastic and intelligent script; and the story was compelling, exciting and emotionally touching.


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