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Friday, April 22, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Trailer)

August 5th, James Franco will direct drug-testing on a bunch of apes that will gain radically increased brain function...and the apes will rise up from their oppression and medical incarceration and wreck havoc on humanity. You will believe a gorilla can (almost) fly. Apparently.

Wow.



This certainly looks more promising than the other remake that just didn't quite really work. It came close, but the last 5 minutes couldn't save it. Really, if it had begun where it ended, it would have been an amazing movie. But instead we got a forced story that had to hit all the plot-points lifted from a casual viewing of the original movie, just in case the audience were all a pack of dirty apes in chains watching a movie like the chain-gang in Where Brother Art Thou. But hey, that's so much monkey-poo under the bridge.

This new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes looks like fun. Of course that's what a trailer is supposed to do, so the movie itself might not meet the expectations put forth by the trailer, but hey, this one looks like it's worth taking a gamble on...besides watching WETA do the effects for a gorilla taking out a helicopter sounds like it'll be either amazingly impressive or ridiculous beyond belief...and either way, it'll be a great popcorn moment.

4 comments:

  1. I bought the new re-make on DVD and eventually gave it away..it was rubbish. This looks a lot better.
    Cheers
    paul

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  2. I want to see this one. I hated Avitar but love Weta's work. I also love Planet Of The Apes.

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  3. @Paladin: Just hoping it isn't another WTF? moment is all...

    @Paul's Bods: This definitely looks better. We had a lot of high hopes going into Burton's remake. Sigh. This looks like it will be at least more gonzo, what with a gorilla attacking an helicopter, and WETA is a nice plus as well.

    @Needles: Avatar wasn't bad, so much as it did the same old constipated parcelling-out of the good stuff that so many newer movies tend to do--with an eye towards a sequel or series. Just tell the frikkin' story already. Let someone else sort out how to make a sequel. If it's worth doing.

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