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HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

Trailer Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes promises more monkey business

Soumya Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 19, 2014
First Published: 17:10 IST(19/6/2014) | Last Updated: 20:01 IST(19/6/2014)

The last installment of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes left us with a cliffhanger three years ago. We were left wondering if the humans eventually survived the deadly virus. We didn't know what happened to Will, or the fate of his relationship with the once-affable-but-now-dangerous ape, Caesar.

From the looks of the just-released official final trailer of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes it seems the mystery is only going to deepen further, without giving any clues to these questions. For starters, it seems the plot has already jumped 10 years since the virus was unleashed upon the human race (which made the apes more genetically evolved, intelligent and deadly).

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The trailer of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which was released a month ago, was about how the apes have been living without any human contact for ten years, and how a chance encounter of a small group of humans with the apes unleashed havoc.

This trailer, however, reveals too much. So much so that one feels you've watched the entire movie in less than 3 minutes. Some really gripping scenes like the ones where an ape tries to win the confidence of two men, only to kill them, could have made the best five minutes of the movie. Now we all know that the apes have sinister motives and will kill the men!

Read: Rashid Irani's review: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The movie stars Andy Serkins as Caesar (he also played Gollum in Lord of the Rings), Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell among others. James Franco and Frieda Pinto, who starred in the first installment, will not be seen this time. Franco, however, plays a cameo as a part of a video film that Caesar watches as a remembrance of old times (some real tear-jerking stuff).

The film is not your usual, mindless disaster movie. This is serious business people. It is a reboot of the original Planet of the Apes series which received great applause in 1968.

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We have decreed that the trailer promises a lot, and as Caesar says, “the war has already begun”. But in the war of species, will the fittest survive?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes releases in India in July.

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