Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crazy Apes

Last March I was grousing about how little of a marketing presence Fox's upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes has had, but boy have they been making up for lost time lately. We got the first teaser trailer in April, the full trailer a few weeks ago, and now a slightly longer international trailer has hit the web, courtesy of The Sun. While it definitely gives a sense of the movie's story and scope, including the relationship between scientist James Franco and super-ape Caesar, I'm a bit put-off by how much of the story and scope it gives us.

I mean, let's save something for the folks who're gonna pay for their tickets, right? Granted, the title already telegraphs how this thing plays out, but it would have been nice if they preserved more of the mystery behind how the film's titular hairy hordes go from flinging poo to chucking spears (it's all Draco Malfoy's fault, apparently). All qualms aside though, I'm still very excited for this, and hope it closes out the summer movie season in a strong way:

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