Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer Shows Off Simian Society

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer Shows Off Simian Society

A new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gives a glimpse at the beginnings of the conflict between humans and apes.

At the end of 2013, fans and moviegoers were given their first look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the original trailer showcased a world devastated by disease and a humanity struggling to climb its way back from the brink. If there was one thing it was missing however, it was the actual apes. While it did include a final shot of them looking all ominous at the end, the definite focus was on the plight of humanity in the new wrecked world.

Thankfully, a new trailer for the film goes in the opposite direction, placing humans more on the sidelines and showcasing the developing society of evolved apes. The trailer also gives a bit more attention to the actual plot which seems to start with Gary Oldman's band of human survivors stumbling across Caeser's apes and then debating how to deal with them. One side wants to negotiate while another wants to go to war. Based on the rest of the trailer it isn't hard to figure out which side wins the debate.

Just personally, this trailer has done a good job of hyping me for the film even more than I already. The first movie was great, but it also kind of suffered at times from the people portions of the plot being a tad lackluster compared to the story of Caeser and the progression of his ape rebellion. The humans in Dawn look a lot more interesting in my opinion. Any who, take a look at the trailer yourself and let us know what you think.

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"I want to make a movie about the process of Apes taking over earth from Humans"

That phrase, said by the right people, and we get this. I am never going to really love these movies, but I am sort of glad they exist, and I will probably see this one as well.

I couldn't help but giggle at the orangutan on horseback.

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

Andy Serkis is looking as good as ever.

Casual Shinji:

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

When did Avatar end with the near extinction and enslavement of humans by the race they subjugated?

So the apes are living peacefully on the outskirts of the city for years, undiscovered, not causing any problems, and going about their business. The oops, humans discover them, and now humans want to go to war with them? Why? I cannot wrap my head around that type of thinking. I'm not saying it's a weak plot or bad writing--because this is exactly what would actually happen in real life--I'm saying I can't understand people who think that way.

"Kill them all, they're a threat!"
"Um...they've been right next door for literally years and haven't done anything."
"I don't care! They're a threat now that we know about them!"

Looks good. I think I'll go see this one. I never saw the first one, save for the last twenty minutes, because as the article stated, not very much ape-ness in the movie.

Ah you gotta loved the paranoid nutter who got to ruin the potiention peace between the two forces.

Also has anyone notice that clicking on the Youtube tab no longer pop it out? This seen to happen after the new tabs on here were made.

Sniper Team 4:
So the apes are living peacefully on the outskirts of the city for years, undiscovered, not causing any problems, and going about their business. The oops, humans discover them, and now humans want to go to war with them? Why? I cannot wrap my head around that type of thinking. I'm not saying it's a weak plot or bad writing--because this is exactly what would actually happen in real life--I'm saying I can't understand people who think that way.

"Kill them all, they're a threat!"
"Um...they've been right next door for literally years and haven't done anything."
"I don't care! They're a threat now that we know about them!"

Looks good. I think I'll go see this one. I never saw the first one, save for the last twenty minutes, because as the article stated, not very much ape-ness in the movie.

Well they did sorta wreck San Francisco when they revolted the first time (understandably).

Also, I get the impression from the trailer a lot of the knee-jerk reaction towards them is based on the virus that sent humanity practically back to the middle-ages, was transmitted to humans from apes, which, in a world where the apes now have equal, or even superior, intelligence to humans, invites blame.

RA92:

Casual Shinji:

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

When did Avatar end with the near extinction and enslavement of humans by the race they subjugated?

Well, from the looks of it... We have a race of primative humanoid beings at war with humans. And a small band of other humans who try to negotiate a peace amongst the chaos that's stirred up by a man with a vendeta against the apes. Feels a bit similar.

And I just know that Ceasar and that one guy will strike up a friendship which will ultimately get destroyed by some tragedy along with the prospect of peace, like Ceasar's child getting killed by humans or whatever. It's hard to make the plot in any way surprising, because we know the apes are going to win. So it's going to have to bank all its emotional impact on character interaction.

Sniper Team 4:
Looks good. I think I'll go see this one. I never saw the first one, save for the last twenty minutes, because as the article stated, not very much ape-ness in the movie.

There's actually a lot of ape-ness in Rise, it's just that all the human-only bits are pretty bland.

Casual Shinji:

RA92:

Casual Shinji:

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

When did Avatar end with the near extinction and enslavement of humans by the race they subjugated?

Well, from the looks of it... We have a race of primative humanoid beings at war with humans. And a small band of other humans who try to negotiate a peace amongst the chaos that's stirred up by a man with a vendeta against the apes. Feels a bit similar.

I think a major difference that should be noted is that Avatar ended in a very simplistic black-and-white manner (humans were responsible for all the atrocities, and the Na'vi just let them all go with rather unrealistic mercy), whereas in the Apes series you have apes like Koba who can go against Casesar's more pacifist vision and are capable of being as destructive as the humans.

NinjaDeathSlap:

Sniper Team 4:
So the apes are living peacefully on the outskirts of the city for years, undiscovered, not causing any problems, and going about their business. The oops, humans discover them, and now humans want to go to war with them? Why? I cannot wrap my head around that type of thinking. I'm not saying it's a weak plot or bad writing--because this is exactly what would actually happen in real life--I'm saying I can't understand people who think that way.

"Kill them all, they're a threat!"
"Um...they've been right next door for literally years and haven't done anything."
"I don't care! They're a threat now that we know about them!"

Looks good. I think I'll go see this one. I never saw the first one, save for the last twenty minutes, because as the article stated, not very much ape-ness in the movie.

Well they did sorta wreck San Francisco when they revolted the first time (understandably).

Also, I get the impression from the trailer a lot of the knee-jerk reaction towards them is based on the virus that sent humanity practically back to the middle-ages, was transmitted to humans from apes, which, in a world where the apes now have equal, or even superior, intelligence to humans, invites blame.

I would go a step further, and suggest that the reason such violence seems absurd yet predictable, is that it's pretty much defined mankind's existence for tens of thousands of years. Terrible, brute violence has defined human expansion at nearly every point of our history, from Austronesians to Europeans. It's baseline biological coding, acquire lebenstraum, defend against even perceived incursion into lebenstraum. The recognition of absurdity stems from the fact that individual moral and emotional maturity increases orders of magnitude more quickly than group moral and emotional maturity, the larger the group, the greater the inertial resistance to change. It'd be a pity if for all of our society, innovations and opposable thumbs, we never attained a moral maturity greater than any given bacteria. Maybe we have, maybe we haven't, though I think most sci-fi writers who dip into that narrative are cynics, not that the existing evidence isn't overwhelmingly in their favor.

Casual Shinji:
I couldn't help but giggle at the orangutan on horseback.

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

Seriously? Are you seriously suggesting that Avatar did it first?! Likes like those idiots on the internet that proclaim that World of Warcraft was the first MMO ever..

Listen, this is a reboot of a very classic sci-fi movie movie series from nearly half-century ago staring the great gun-wielding nutter that is Charleston Heston (sp?). The movie series was attempted to be rebooted in 2001 with a very poor adaptation starting Mark Walburg.

So please, don't say "in the Avatar direction" when there's well over 40 years of preset lore, direction, and plot going for the Apes series. They did it first, not Avatar!

RA92:
I think a major difference that should be noted is that Avatar ended in a very simplistic black-and-white manner (humans were responsible for all the atrocities, and the Na'vi just let them all go with rather unrealistic mercy), whereas in the Apes series you have apes like Koba who can go against Casesar's more pacifist vision and are capable of being as destructive as the humans.

I was always a bit puzzled by the presence of Koba in Rise, since he was introduced as this creepy psycho, but then didn't really do much besides push a chopper off a bridge. But it looks like he'll get some screen time in this movie.

Deathfish15:
Seriously? Are you seriously suggesting that Avatar did it first?! Likes like those idiots on the internet that proclaim that World of Warcraft was the first MMO ever..

Listen, this is a reboot of a very classic sci-fi movie movie series from nearly half-century ago staring the great gun-wielding nutter that is Charleston Heston (sp?). The movie series was attempted to be rebooted in 2001 with a very poor adaptation starting Mark Walburg.

So please, don't say "in the Avatar direction" when there's well over 40 years of preset lore, direction, and plot going for the Apes series. They did it first, not Avatar!

You're assuming a lot from that one Avatar remark.

Anyway no, I'm not 10 years old.

"They are going to turn on you" "They are animals!"

But sir! Only humans are backstabbers!

I think it's pretty obvious why humans will want to go to war with apes, they must have gold, oil and a hidden stash of porn.

You know, I find it funny that in the comment section on YouTube, most of the comments are,

"They talk, that's just stupid"
"Talking apes? Who came up with that retarded idea"

Well no shit Sherlock. Have you not seen the last movie? The remake in 00's? the classic movies? Some may be way to young to remember or just don't know any better.

On Topic Now. Movie is looking great and the 2min+ trailer shows how great Andy Serkis is at motion capture and portraying just a taste of Caesar. Seriously Academy, when are you going to recognise this guys hard work and what he brings to the table.

"I want to remake warm bodies, but instead of wanting to fuck a zombie, the human wants to fuck a chimp...

...guys?"

Casual Shinji:
I couldn't help but giggle at the orangutan on horseback.

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

A human infiltrator into the apes will fall in love with an ape and beat back the terrible human menace, becoming a real ape in the end?

I like this idea.

EnigmaticSevens:

I would go a step further, and suggest that the reason such violence seems absurd yet predictable, is that it's pretty much defined mankind's existence for tens of thousands of years. Terrible, brute violence has defined human expansion at nearly every point of our history, from Austronesians to Europeans. It's baseline biological coding, acquire lebenstraum, defend against even perceived incursion into lebenstraum. The recognition of absurdity stems from the fact that individual moral and emotional maturity increases orders of magnitude more quickly than group moral and emotional maturity, the larger the group, the greater the inertial resistance to change. It'd be a pity if for all of our society, innovations and opposable thumbs, we never attained a moral maturity greater than any given bacteria. Maybe we have, maybe we haven't, though I think most sci-fi writers who dip into that narrative are cynics, not that the existing evidence isn't overwhelmingly in their favor.

Do you perhaps mean "lebensraum" (living space)? Lebenstraum is a great dream(wish) of what one wants to do in life or maybe live in general.

hazydawn:
_snip-

Ha! Yes, I knew that 't' looked suspicious! Damn the Germans and their consonants! :) 'A lifelong dream' is perhaps too esoteric a concept for a thought that must include Neolithic humanity, though maybe that's unjust prejudice on my part. If one's lifelong dream is to have the pointiest rock, who am I to judge... works for most state armies.

Saint Ganondorf:

Casual Shinji:
I couldn't help but giggle at the orangutan on horseback.

Looks pretty good, but It's clear where the plot is going, which is to say in the Avatar direction.

A human infiltrator into the apes will fall in love with an ape and beat back the terrible human menace, becoming a real ape in the end?

I like this idea.

Hellz yeah, gimme some monkey lovin'!

Well, now this trailer is just another reassurance that I'm going to enjoy watching this movie in theaters... (even if I "know" how it will all play out in the end, given its pre-established lore, basically...)

Paradox SuXcess:
On Topic Now. Movie is looking great and the 2min+ trailer shows how great Andy Serkis is at motion capture and portraying just a taste of Caesar. Seriously Academy, when are you going to recognise this guys hard work and what he brings to the table.

They'll probably recognize him WAY later in the future with some kind of "lifetime achievement" award, at least...

 

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