Saturday, 25 June 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer

Finally a prequel that has an interesting and exciting story to tell! Yes the fall of Anakin had its moments and X-Men: First Class sounds vaguely entertaining but this looks like its going to fill in the details on how one of the greatest twists in cinema history came to occur!



43 years after the original dropped its bombshell of an ending on unsuspecting audiences, comes the story of how the apes took over the planet. And what a story! The first trailer showed promise, but this most recent one shows the potential for real heart and a finale on an epic scale. Caesar the ape leader looks like an anti-hero worth cheering for despite something not being quite right about WETA’s effects used to depict the apes.

Like Deep Blue Sea before it, the premise of experimenting on animals to find a cure for Alzheimer’s is not particularly new. However if it results in increased intelligence in sharks and now apes and a ride as fun as Deep Blue Sea, I’ll be in line to see this on August 12th. Even if it is just to try and wash away the dirty taste Tim Burton’s 2001 ‘reimagining’.

And how come there’s never been a sequel to Deep Blue Sea?