I remember when Rise of the Planet of the Apes was announced a few years back. We laughed at the title together. The terrible taste of the Tim Burton remake still sat in our mouths. We hadn’t started to be endlessly annoyed by James Franco yet, so we wondered why he was apart of this clear example of brand exploitation. Then we saw the movie, and it was great. Not perfect at all, but a really solid sci-fi movie. We all knew the sequel would come in the near future, but how would it be received. If these trailers are any indication we are in for a treat.
THIS is *hopefully* what happens when a film maker gets the concept and goes for it. Nothing about this feels off. The mocap/CG blend looks great, the scope and tone feel right. I was skeptical at first but I am FULLY on board with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.