Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer (2011)
Make no mistake, I’m a huge fan of the Planet of the Apes (PotA) franchise. HUGE. OK, I admit that the Marky Mark remake that came out in 2001 was enjoyable when I saw it in the theater, but when I tried to watch it again, I hated it. Really, it’s awful. But the original 5 movies, the TV series and the animated series are all great for what they were.
So now apparently there is a new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Seems to be a new direction and not a continuation of any of the previously released films. An Alzheimer’s study in apes goes terribly wrong and one special ape, Caesar, gets things going. The uprising!
I will go see this, just to satisfy curiously. I’ll go in with low expectations and will hopefully leave at least mildly satisfied and entertained. The trailer is below and looks alright. Of course, like most movies these days, it’s primarily cgi, which I really wish movies would use less of, but that’s just the way it is nowadays.
The film is set to release August 5, 2011. Let’s hope that it doesn’t suck…and that there are no sequels, no matter how good it may be.