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04.14.2011

If you're selling me on the technical wizardry behind RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, I'm sold. Everything we saw yesterday in the WETA livestream and today in the brand new trailer for the film, the mo-cap realization of the apes is phenomenal. But do some impressive FX make a movie?

Beyond the apes (which sounds like it could be the title of the sequel), I'm not sure that I'm sold. James Franco seems to be turning in another one of his performances where he's not really committing to the part.

I also think it's slightly misleading to sell audiences on the late 3rd act carnage that breaks out once the apes rise. The vast majority of this movie is a sci-fi drama with the stuff on the Golden Gate Bridge coming in the last few minutes of the movie. And I'm not surprised they're using that to sell the film but I think it may make audiences impatient through some quality stuff in the earlier portions of the film. But OK, I'm rambling. Check out the trailer for yourself and let me know what you think.

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6:42PM on 04/15/2011
talk about guerrilla warfare.
talk about guerrilla warfare.
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5:40PM on 04/15/2011
From what we've seen so far this is looking promising. I wasnt looking forward to this film but from this trailer and the art concepts its looking like its gonna be one of the top movies I wanna see this year. The last Planet of the Apes flick left a really bad taste in my mouth. Lets hope this redeems the franchise.
From what we've seen so far this is looking promising. I wasnt looking forward to this film but from this trailer and the art concepts its looking like its gonna be one of the top movies I wanna see this year. The last Planet of the Apes flick left a really bad taste in my mouth. Lets hope this redeems the franchise.
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3:05PM on 04/15/2011
more Frieda Pinto in films por favor.
more Frieda Pinto in films por favor.
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2:56AM on 04/15/2011
Man, those monkeys look awesome!
Actually looks like a much better film than I imagined. Had no idea what the story was on this, but the start of the monkey take over is actually a pretty great idea.
The title, while clunky, makes sense really. It's about the uprising that leads to the 'planet of the apes', hence rise of the planet of the apes.
Man, those monkeys look awesome!
Actually looks like a much better film than I imagined. Had no idea what the story was on this, but the start of the monkey take over is actually a pretty great idea.
The title, while clunky, makes sense really. It's about the uprising that leads to the 'planet of the apes', hence rise of the planet of the apes.
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1:13AM on 04/15/2011
It should be Rise In My Pants after I saw this trailer! LOL Damn dirty apes!!
It should be Rise In My Pants after I saw this trailer! LOL Damn dirty apes!!
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7:41PM on 04/14/2011
It would be awesome if the movie opened with a scene depicting a somewhat obscured couple in a spaceship finding a message in a bottle.
It would be awesome if the movie opened with a scene depicting a somewhat obscured couple in a spaceship finding a message in a bottle.
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6:58PM on 04/14/2011
Damn apes.
Damn apes.
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5:23PM on 04/14/2011
My avatar likes this. I however, am somewhat skeptical...
My avatar likes this. I however, am somewhat skeptical...
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4:02PM on 04/14/2011
ok trailer, but i want to see more
ok trailer, but i want to see more
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4:00PM on 04/14/2011
is this a prequel to the mark wahlberg movie? or the original POTA?
is this a prequel to the mark wahlberg movie? or the original POTA?
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4:15PM on 04/14/2011
both, but neither. It relates to both but it's not directly connected to either.
both, but neither. It relates to both but it's not directly connected to either.
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3:17PM on 04/14/2011

the title should be

RISE OF THE APES
thats it.
RISE OF THE APES
thats it.
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2:46PM on 04/14/2011
The movie looks great, but I wonder if the CG apes will be more believable in their role than Franco...
The movie looks great, but I wonder if the CG apes will be more believable in their role than Franco...
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2:24PM on 04/14/2011
Netflix.
Netflix.
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2:10PM on 04/14/2011

Gee Thanks James Franco...

So you cured Alzheimer's.
Now Great-Grandpa can remember me, even though he's just going to wind up in the ground in a couple years.

Plus now I gotta watch my back because T'Kembe & Simba escaped from the zoo and started knifing people?

Thanks, pal.
So you cured Alzheimer's.
Now Great-Grandpa can remember me, even though he's just going to wind up in the ground in a couple years.

Plus now I gotta watch my back because T'Kembe & Simba escaped from the zoo and started knifing people?

Thanks, pal.
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2:02PM on 04/14/2011
Lovin it. Looks awesome as fuck!!!! But why complain that the title is too long? It's the same length as all of the previous sequels. Nobody complained then.
Lovin it. Looks awesome as fuck!!!! But why complain that the title is too long? It's the same length as all of the previous sequels. Nobody complained then.
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1:57PM on 04/14/2011
Hmm, could go either way.

A couple things:

That line, "Some things aren't meant to be changed. DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!!" So cheesy. Ugh.

As others have said, how the hell would the apes take over the world?

But that shot of the ape standing over the bed watching the 2 people sleep? Maybe the creepiest thing I've ever seen.

It would be cool if the apes didn't attack right off the bat. Maybe they waited until they were all smart and thought up some kind of plan? Like the drug
Hmm, could go either way.

A couple things:

That line, "Some things aren't meant to be changed. DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!!" So cheesy. Ugh.

As others have said, how the hell would the apes take over the world?

But that shot of the ape standing over the bed watching the 2 people sleep? Maybe the creepiest thing I've ever seen.

It would be cool if the apes didn't attack right off the bat. Maybe they waited until they were all smart and thought up some kind of plan? Like the drug not only made them smart, but much smarter than the average human as well?

Oh well. Looks like this could go either way. Effects are amazing, of course.
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1:56PM on 04/14/2011
Good trailer, but why the extremely long title? Rise of the Planet of the Apes that will be very life-changing because of this Uprising.
Good trailer, but why the extremely long title? Rise of the Planet of the Apes that will be very life-changing because of this Uprising.
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1:21PM on 04/14/2011

Rotpota

has a good ring to it.
has a good ring to it.
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12:46PM on 04/14/2011

Apes on a Chopper

That looked good I have to admit. The big question is can they convince us that a lab full of super-intelligent apes can really take over the world and enslave humanity. I mean, come on, there's like 20,000 total gorillas and 150,000 total chimps left on the planet. Even if they were all Einstein smart they'd have trouble 'outsmarting bullets' to quote Robocop.

Will they ally themselves with the super-intelligent Alzheimer's test sharks from Deep Blue Sea?
That looked good I have to admit. The big question is can they convince us that a lab full of super-intelligent apes can really take over the world and enslave humanity. I mean, come on, there's like 20,000 total gorillas and 150,000 total chimps left on the planet. Even if they were all Einstein smart they'd have trouble 'outsmarting bullets' to quote Robocop.

Will they ally themselves with the super-intelligent Alzheimer's test sharks from Deep Blue Sea?
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12:27PM on 04/14/2011
Gorilla Warfare?
Gorilla Warfare?
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12:23PM on 04/14/2011

nice

this looks really good
this looks really good
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12:18PM on 04/14/2011

so how do they explain...

that the species is on the verge of extinction and even after they get the brain power how less that 10,000 of them take over the entire world? Remeber these are just apes, not all monkeys. Also there isnt a lot here in the states, so how do they , lets say overrun a military base when they have no guns and we have tanks and what not, if this turns into a war how could they ever win? This is where I am very skeptical about this movie.
that the species is on the verge of extinction and even after they get the brain power how less that 10,000 of them take over the entire world? Remeber these are just apes, not all monkeys. Also there isnt a lot here in the states, so how do they , lets say overrun a military base when they have no guns and we have tanks and what not, if this turns into a war how could they ever win? This is where I am very skeptical about this movie.
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3:49PM on 04/14/2011
same reason why a platoon of well trained experienced soldiers will always lose to an enemy that ultimately will be bested by an unmarried female nurse / teacher / aerobics instructor / sacked PR agent after she's given a small caliber handgun from a guy who asked "can you handle a gun" after which she cocks the gun so everyone knows she means business.
same reason why a platoon of well trained experienced soldiers will always lose to an enemy that ultimately will be bested by an unmarried female nurse / teacher / aerobics instructor / sacked PR agent after she's given a small caliber handgun from a guy who asked "can you handle a gun" after which she cocks the gun so everyone knows she means business.
12:16PM on 04/14/2011
looks badass, title's too long tho lol
looks badass, title's too long tho lol
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11:43AM on 04/14/2011

I've had it with these motherfuckin Apes

on my motherfucking bridge. Looks a hell of a lot better than I predicted.
on my motherfucking bridge. Looks a hell of a lot better than I predicted.
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11:31AM on 04/14/2011

Looks a lot better than I'd expected

So another film to add to this year's must see list...
So another film to add to this year's must see list...
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11:29AM on 04/14/2011
This makes me want to re-watch the entire series now. Looks fun.

Two thing i'm not sold on yet,

1. Franco as a scientist that discovers the most important discovery? I can't picture it.
2. The tagline reeks of Clash of the Titans/"Titans Will Clash". Apes Will Rise! I knew that from the title.
This makes me want to re-watch the entire series now. Looks fun.

Two thing i'm not sold on yet,

1. Franco as a scientist that discovers the most important discovery? I can't picture it.
2. The tagline reeks of Clash of the Titans/"Titans Will Clash". Apes Will Rise! I knew that from the title.
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11:24AM on 04/14/2011
The apes look spectacular with the CGI of today. And I like the fact that this being a prequel, instead of a remake or sequel.

It also explains the otherwise hasty and impossible evolution in the classic movies, and the one with Wahlberg.

However it reminds me of that bad movie "Congo" from the 90s. :)
The apes look spectacular with the CGI of today. And I like the fact that this being a prequel, instead of a remake or sequel.

It also explains the otherwise hasty and impossible evolution in the classic movies, and the one with Wahlberg.

However it reminds me of that bad movie "Congo" from the 90s. :)
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11:21AM on 04/14/2011
This looks awesome! Very excited for this!
This looks awesome! Very excited for this!
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10:48AM on 04/14/2011
Only thing that's missing is Will Smith going, "Aw, hell naw!"
Only thing that's missing is Will Smith going, "Aw, hell naw!"
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10:39AM on 04/14/2011
I'm not sure if this is suppose to be a prequel to the Schaffner franchise or a reboot, but I'm digging it. I am a huge fan of Schaffner's POTA. Many people don't understand why, but a few years back I got the bluray boxset and watched all 5 back to back, and let me tell you; that is one impressive storyline. I love POTA, so I hope this goes well
I'm not sure if this is suppose to be a prequel to the Schaffner franchise or a reboot, but I'm digging it. I am a huge fan of Schaffner's POTA. Many people don't understand why, but a few years back I got the bluray boxset and watched all 5 back to back, and let me tell you; that is one impressive storyline. I love POTA, so I hope this goes well
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10:36AM on 04/14/2011

As much as I like Franco

but he is not looking the part. The CGI-Apes are more realistic than he being a biologist...
but he is not looking the part. The CGI-Apes are more realistic than he being a biologist...
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10:02AM on 04/14/2011
looks promising so far. the beginning reminded me of a super hero movie. one thing that never made since to me in the other movies was how do the apes learn to talk? it makes since that it would be a drug we develop. how do chimps grow to be as big as a man though?
looks promising so far. the beginning reminded me of a super hero movie. one thing that never made since to me in the other movies was how do the apes learn to talk? it makes since that it would be a drug we develop. how do chimps grow to be as big as a man though?
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10:01AM on 04/14/2011

Pretty freaky looking

This really looks awesome & I totally agree with dissident187, this brings a terrifying aspect to the planet of the apes franchise. Also Caesar looks pretty menacing & intimidating in the trailer. The fans of these movie deserve something special after the previous movie.
This really looks awesome & I totally agree with dissident187, this brings a terrifying aspect to the planet of the apes franchise. Also Caesar looks pretty menacing & intimidating in the trailer. The fans of these movie deserve something special after the previous movie.
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9:58AM on 04/14/2011
I dig this. Awesome trailer, and the FX looks fantastic, but damn, I hate taglines like "Apes will rise" "Titans will clash" "Someone will do some shit"...they sound dumb as hell. Or maybe it's just me rambling too.
I dig this. Awesome trailer, and the FX looks fantastic, but damn, I hate taglines like "Apes will rise" "Titans will clash" "Someone will do some shit"...they sound dumb as hell. Or maybe it's just me rambling too.
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9:56AM on 04/14/2011
Looks pretty good, but I'll keep my expectations in check.
Looks pretty good, but I'll keep my expectations in check.
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9:54AM on 04/14/2011
I'm definitely excited for this movie now. The trailer was great.
I'm definitely excited for this movie now. The trailer was great.
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9:53AM on 04/14/2011

Damn

I'm in. that looked pretty damn awesome
I'm in. that looked pretty damn awesome
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9:30AM on 04/14/2011

Convinced the FX are top-notch...

...just make the story and characters as incredible and they've got a hit. Great trailer!
...just make the story and characters as incredible and they've got a hit. Great trailer!
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9:07AM on 04/14/2011
Looks pretty cool. Loose the long winded title though. You get worn out just saying it. Lol
Looks pretty cool. Loose the long winded title though. You get worn out just saying it. Lol
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9:16AM on 04/14/2011
Agreed. Rise of the Apes works better
Agreed. Rise of the Apes works better
10:02AM on 04/14/2011
I hope they change this...or I'll be at the local movie theater saying :"I wanna see that Ape movie"
I hope they change this...or I'll be at the local movie theater saying :"I wanna see that Ape movie"
10:31AM on 04/14/2011
The previous 'Apes sequels had long winded tites, one being 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes'
The previous 'Apes sequels had long winded tites, one being 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes'
9:04AM on 04/14/2011

Looks....

decent. Will wait for more. This looks like a George A. Romero zombie movie. But with monkeys.
decent. Will wait for more. This looks like a George A. Romero zombie movie. But with monkeys.
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