Caesar Rises: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Full Theatrical Trailers

May 8, 2014
Source: YouTube

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

"You can't blame the Apes…" Fox has debuted the second, and likely last, full theatrical trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the next sequel in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise. We've been waiting for this trailer for a while, and this one finally goes all out with the story and setup, and it looks incredible. There are so many amazing, chill-inducing shots in this trailer alone showing Caesar speaking, challenging the humans, and growing his own army. On the human side of things, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman make up the main cast. In all truth, I am exceptionally excited for this, one of the summer's highlights for sure. We've seen one stellar trailer, but this is the one you've been waiting for.

Here's the full theatrical trailer for Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, direct from YouTube:

Update! Another international version of this Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer, via YouTube:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Besides Serkis, the apes cast includes Judy Greer as Cornelia & Toby Kebbell as Koba. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to Rupert Wyatt's revival of the sci-fi franchise Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Directing is Matt Reeves, of Let Me In and Cloverfield previously, from a script written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. 20th Century Fox has Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scheduled for a 3D release on July 11th this summer.

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Reader Feedback - 47 Comments


looks great!

desispeed on May 8, 2014


Can't wait!

Nielsen700 on May 8, 2014


This will be huge. 🙂

Steven on May 8, 2014


That's what she said

Tester on May 8, 2014


thats what she hoped

Rick on May 8, 2014


Just ... wow! When Caesar says "Apes together strong", it gave me chills.

David Diaz on May 8, 2014


Watched it 3 times and chills everytime. Matt Reeves knows his stuff. Great director who 'gets' it, IMO.

Buzzfunk on May 8, 2014


I've watched this trailer about 30 times, and I'm still getting chills. 😀 Matt Reeves does indeed look promising. The entire cast is saying he's amazing too, which can only be a good sign.

Bryce Stout on May 9, 2014


I get chills just thinking about this movie and where the series can go. Apes was my first introduction to SciFi as a child and I love that they have kept true to the roots.

Brian Sleider on May 8, 2014


Just needs a dancing bear in a grass dress and it will go down as a classic. Seriously though, does look good.

ChrisIlls on May 8, 2014


CGI did not look convincing during the baby ape scene.

ali3000 on May 8, 2014


Out of the entire mind blowing trailer, there only thing you got out of it is that the CGI didn't look good to you during the baby ape scene?

Buzzfunk on May 8, 2014


Perhaps he was just really paying attention. Plus, he has a point. It did not look convincing.

Bo on May 8, 2014


Its BS. Its unnecessary nitpicking. If you wanna talk about bad cgi go and watch the Hobbit. On top, movies are always a work in progress til release so Judy, dont get ya panties in a bunch just yet!

Buzzfunk on May 8, 2014


Just curious, what reference would you use to consider good cgi?

Rock n Rollllll on May 8, 2014


Good question. As far as I'm aware it rarely gets better than this.

Bryce Stout on May 9, 2014


Unnecessary nitpicking...? Are you shitting me...? The CGI in this movie is not impressive, plain and simple. And I'm sure you noticed it as well, but the fan boy in you has a stiffy for this movie. Do not listen to your stiffy. Ignore the stiffy.

ali3000 on May 8, 2014


Very funny reply, got me laughing. I checked my panties and they don't seem to be in a bunch as this guy suggested....ummm... I was thinkin' that maybe buzzfunk's were bunched up with that stiffy of his you I also thought the whole damn trailer's cgi looked rather wanting also so you keep up the good fight

Bo on May 9, 2014


Computer graphics are not 100% capable of rendering images of all living things that we see in our everyday lives. It's foolish to compare the baby chimp to Smaug or Godzilla or Gollum because none of these three creatures exist in real life, whereas baby chimps do. Create a CGI dinosaur and people will rave about how good it looks without having any reference. Now put the same dinosaur next to a CGI horse and the same people will say how fake the horse looks. You have to shake your head sometimes.

Cal J. on May 10, 2014


I suspect it has to do with getting closer to that Uncanny Valley.

John D. on May 10, 2014


I agree the cgi looks very good here but the cgi in the Hobbit was great as well. Smaug and gollum are the best cgi characters ever. I will remind you that it was nominated for best visuel effects.

Will Smith on May 9, 2014


The special affects are actually done by the same company. 🙂

Bryce Stout on May 9, 2014


Yes. Weta

Will Smith on May 10, 2014


No such thing as unnecessary nitpicking. That's only your opinion, which you are entitled to just as he was and is his. You're correct that movies are always a work in progress, but if they release in a trailer something that doesn't look so good then they've mad a big they obviously did here as ali3000 as well as myself both agree the baby ape cgi sucked the big banana!! relax, it's all cool...just havin' fun...hope you enjoy this movie you're so excited about...I liked the first one, but will hold judgment on this 2nd one...if ya don't

Bo on May 9, 2014


Well said. However there are some other shots in this - particularly of Caesar - that look freaking amazing.

John D. on May 10, 2014


I really didn't!

Bo on May 8, 2014


It has its points where it isn't as good, but overall it's very well done.

Bryce Stout on May 9, 2014


ali3000 - so you're a glass is half empty kind o' guy. Sucks to be you. What really shows is your ignorance. "Hey Dad ! . . I Spotted some CGI again!!" Short story is - Weta Digital digital creatures are the best the world has ever seen. Anyone who knows "CGI" - as you put it - knows that. Ever wonder why James Cameron is investing countless squillions down there? Wish you could be in the industry perhaps?

Bionic Bobtail on May 10, 2014


Whether Weta Digital's creatures are the best the world has ever seen is not only a completely subjective opinion (no, honestly, it really is only an opinion) but it's not relevant to what ali3000 said. He said that the CGI didn't look convincing during the baby scene. Maybe to him, it didn't. He needs no further motivation for saying that that his own opinion, just like you need no further motivation for saying WETA's stuff is the best than your own opinion. That's subjectivity for ya.

John D. on May 10, 2014


I just soiled my pants out of excitement, excuse me while I change them and wait for this movie to come out!

cooper on May 8, 2014


that last scene of the apes herding humans was so chilling

cooper on May 8, 2014


I have to say, looks theater view-worthy (in other words, I may not wait for a rental). Nice to see a new cast too.

Quanah on May 8, 2014


wow can't wait for this

Luke Hanna on May 8, 2014


Why cant all reboots be this good.

Brian Sleider on May 8, 2014


Damn these trailers are soooo good!

Rock n Rollllll on May 8, 2014


ooooooh man this looks good.

Nick Sears on May 8, 2014


That was a fantastic trailer.

Reznik on May 8, 2014


Caesar's voice is intimidating

Quynh Truong on May 8, 2014


So. Good! Can't wait.

Rick on May 8, 2014


Oldman/Clarke/Serkis look like they will all be giving excellent performances. So excited.

DAVIDPD on May 8, 2014


Anyone know what movies in theatres this is showing with? I'd rather watch it on the big screen first!

OfficialJab on May 8, 2014


What a trailer! So can't wait.

SkyNet300 on May 8, 2014


I really hope they have a good explanation of how the apes are able to take out half of humanity. First they populated the forest of San Francisco. But now we seem to be in a future were most humans are dead? No military? How about access to the other half of the world? The North/South american continents are surrounded by water, and these apes are still riding horses or running on foot so its inconceivable to assume that they crossed continents. Also how about technology? It's hard to just believe that a bunch of apes even with their improved knowledge could wipe out mankind in the world where what we have left seems to be a few stragglers. I wish they would have done the same with the Terminator series. No ever goes into detail about how the robots managed to take over the world. Sure they dropped nuclear bombs (check), but how did the robot army come about. How did they continue to build themselves and/or make themselves better. Way too many story holes that I wish the writers would address.

backwardsprogress on May 9, 2014


I think you will have to see the film in order to make these kinds of comments, we saw three minutes of a two hour long film, you don't know what the writers have and haven't addressed yet. Also, regarding all of the rest of it, the trailers said that the virus wiped us out, not specifically the apes, chances are it was released onto the world and a lot of the population had negative side effects (death!)

Damian West on May 9, 2014


It was the simian flu that decimated the humans and made the apes smart. You can see how virus had spread in the end of the previous movie

Karigan Belzorus on May 9, 2014


I don't know if you saw the last Apes movie or not, but... after the ending of that movie, about a minute into the credits, there's a short sequence that shows how the virus (the one that started getting people sick and killing them...the same virus that mutated and increased the apes' intelligence) was spread all around the world. There are a few references to it in this trailer. The virus is what wiped out most of humanity. But it doesn't kill other primates; it acts as a mutagen and increases their intelligence.

John D. on May 10, 2014


Yeah, I completely forgot the part about the airline pilot at the end being sick before he boards the plane. But after others mentioned it, it totally came back.

backwardsprogress on May 12, 2014

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