Must Watch: Stellar 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Theatrical Trailer

June 2, 2011
Source: Yahoo

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

"And what about Ceasar? Where does he fit in?" 20th Century Fox has just debuted an exciting and fairly intense new theatrical trailer on Yahoo for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt, starring James Franco as well as Andy Serkis doing motion-capture work as the chimpanzee Caesar. This trailer is most likely playing in theaters in front of Fox's X-Men: First Class this weekend. We have already seen one impressive trailer for this highly anticipated franchise reboot, but this is one that finally gives us an idea of what we can expect and damn, does it look awesome! At least I think so. Check this out.

Watch the main theatrical trailer for Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes from YouTube:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set in a contemporary San Francisco and follows a young scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. Franco has been testing his Alzheimer cure on apes, but one of them, named Caesar, starts to evolve rapidly, so he takes him home to live with him and protect him from the cruel doctors, thus starting the inevitable ape revolution. James Franco stars, along with Andy Serkis providing motion capture for Caesar and Weta doing CGI; Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, with Tom Felton. Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on August 5th late summer.

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It was earth all along!!!!

Jace on Jun 2, 2011


Actually looks somewhat decent, my expectations were waaay low.

Cody W. on Jun 2, 2011


As cool as I think this movie looks, the CG apes don't look real at all....  

Chazzy on Jun 2, 2011


the shot of the ape standing at the foot of the bed give me the chills...  looking forward to this..

Nick on Jun 2, 2011


This movie just from bad to worse in my book. Why has computer generated imagery ion movies stagnated in the last few years? It seems like it should be photo-realtistic by now, but 95 per cent of it still looks like crap.

DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2011


It can be done. The problem is money. Its not like the director is James Cameron or Peter Jackson.  This is coming out in Aug which means fox probably didnt throw 200 million at it.  They are playing it safe. If it does well and there is another, im sure Fox would up the budget.  According to wikipedia (i know not a 100% accurate source) The budget is 90 million. If true, I think it looks great for that budget.

Brandon V. Fletcher on Jun 2, 2011


While your points are valid, it still looks no better than a typical Syfy Channel movie.

DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2011


and you are a troll or a blind idiot.

Zxcas on Jun 3, 2011


No need for personal attacks. Just an opinion. You can differ if you like, but there is no need for insults.

idiottrolwhoisblind on Jun 3, 2011


I think the point is if it doesnt look real it doesnt look real. So why throw 90 mil to not look real when you could just throw 45 mil and it look no different

DJSNOLA on Jun 3, 2011


"The problem is money. Its not like the director is James Cameron or Peter Jackson." Nailed it, Brandon. Also, let's not forget that most of the whiners about CGI a) have no experience in the field, and b) have no idea how much _harder_ it is to create CGI for a film (probably never flipped through an issue of CINEFEX in their lives, I reckon). Del Toro once remarked that it's not bad CGI that's the problem, it's bad filmmaking.  I'd definitely agree.

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


Just because one lacks experience in something does not mean they should not comment on the topic. For example, I don't think you have any experience with maintaining nuclear powerplants, but I would bet that you have opinion on nuclear power after Fukushima Daichi Meltdown(s). My comment's point was more to the fact, that most everything involving technology has evolved in the last few years (i.e. cell phones, HD Televisions, Computer Processors, etc.), but computer generated imagery still looks like it did when in 2001. BTW, I also agree with GDT, a good director is more important than the imagery. But I think you would agree great VFX never hurt a movie, did they?

DAVIDPD on Jun 3, 2011


Arghhh....ya, ya got me, ya dirty rat! (falls face down on the street and twitches....) But in all seriousness, though, I'm just more upset at the way that most do toss out this "CGI sucks!" at the drop of a hat....and true, great VFX never did hurt a film--but examples have been around for decades.  That was a major complaint against STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, f'r instance.

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


go watch Jumanji ('95) gladiator ('00) and tell me that vfx has not come leaps and bounds. I work in the industry and I hear this mantra all the time..."with x budget why cant we make it look like y budget?"there is so much that goes into the process that the consumer just cant understand.  A big thing is with politics, you cant skip steps.  If you cut corners it will look like it.  Sometimes you have to but you cant expect to pull off miracles."hmm cant afford to shoot 35....lets just shoot on the 5d!" same idea same stupid people.

Nocsyn on Jun 4, 2011


I'm guessing that the CGI is still not complete because it REALLY shows. There some really great close-up shots, but we already saw those in the first teaser.

Djasinger on Jun 2, 2011


Sure, that could be it.  But they've got till August to finish the effects, so....

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


I've read about final rendering before. Although I'm not expert, it did say that it's a lengthy process and often comes before the release date. I'm not sure how "before release date" is defined...Just what I read.

Quanah on Jun 3, 2011


No, you're pretty much on the money.  Believe me, rendering time is a bitch--takes hours, even with multiple computers doing the job.  Add to the fact that in many cases it's effects coming in from other companies and you've got to make things add up... Remember in the early trailers for IRON MAN--the shot where he blows up the tank and turns around and walks towards the camera?  In the early trailers it looked stiff and fake, and there was a huge amount of bawling how the effects sucked.  Of course, when the finished film was released, the shot looked much, much better--as did all of the shots from the film.

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


It's great until the part where the apes go crazy, then it gets a little ridiculous if you ask me.

Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011


crazy is not stupid, and its more like he figured hes not human so lets start a revolution.

Jericho on Jun 3, 2011


Hmm. It sure is stupid that the apes would go crazy and attack humans in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." What a "ridiculous" premise that apes would do such a thing in "Rise of the Plant of the Apes."

Frank on Jun 3, 2011


Is there a purpose for an answer like that? I get that it is the raising of the apes, but do we really need to have thousands of apes climbing buildings and going through bridges, I find it a little silly when i see it in action. If you like it, that's great, enjoy, but please, don't try to make me look stupid in such a bad manner, i thank you

Anonymous on Jun 4, 2011


This trailer was better than I anticipated. The effects look o.k., but I'm sure they'll be completed way before the release date! I'm intrigued by this flick!

Spider on Jun 2, 2011


As long as CGI helps tell the story, I'm fine with it. I wonder how dark this film will be, given that the apes will overcome humanity. 

Cinemamind on Jun 2, 2011


Correct Alex, this trailer is playing in front of X-men first class, and looked scary as hell on the big screen, the effects looked good to me, i had no expectations about this and am suprised how good the movie looks..

MiKa on Jun 2, 2011


Glad to hear! I can't wait to see this trailer on the big screen...

Alex Billington on Jun 3, 2011


I still feel like they should of kept the title as Rise of the Apes... Rise of the Planet of the Apes is way to wordy... Awesome trailer im going to see this undoubtedly.

Josef Saltpeppaketchup Woods on Jun 2, 2011


Planet of the CGI Apes. The trailer wasn't bad, tho.

RobNZ on Jun 2, 2011


I also think Rise of the Apes is a better title. I'll definitely see this, especially now that I know Lithgow and Cox are in it.

grimjob on Jun 3, 2011


I like the horse slamming down on the chimp, the horse is like, bitch get down. OT, looks okay for a rental.

Chad on Jun 3, 2011


The trailer definitely looks badass and I definitely want to see it! And just to make sure I was understanding it, I watched the Planet of the Apes both the mark wahllberg movie and the original 70's movie. However, I'm afraid this prequel movie might not "go with the flow" and lead into the other first two Planet of the Apes. Cuz in the original, the astronauts landed on earth almost 3000 years later and Ceasar led the apes to take over Earth. So I'm curious to see how that will factor in with the original movies. Or maybe, there will be another Rise of the Planet of the Apes to help add to that. Because basically this movie has to show the apes become highly intelligent and take over all of earth and make humans become the weak link.  What does anyone else think? What do you think alex???

Jwb3 on Jun 3, 2011


Good point, Jwb3--is this a prequel to the original '68 film, or Burton's remake (which, now that I think about it, doesn't seem possible, but...)?  Or is it its own continuity? Either way, this trailer definitely grabbed my attention, so....I'm there.

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


I'm definitely on the same page as you Scopedog. And you're probably right, after seeing this trailer numerous times, it may just be its own deal or "continuity". Cuz when you really look at the small details, it would be pretty hard to make the movie streamline into the original 68 film (i too thought burton's remake way very upsetting).  Oh and another thing, I read most your's (and others) comments towards all the previous comments on dude, spot on!

Jwb3 on Jun 9, 2011


Double feature with Project Nim

Chris on Jun 3, 2011


Wow. Impressive trailer. I'm always cautious about a good trailer. But I like what I see. I saw director Rupert Wyatt's film The Escapist. It was pretty good.

Quanah on Jun 3, 2011


this is pretty much I-Robot with apes

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


In the 60's, I could somewhat still imagine monkeys taking over. 50 years later however, I can't. Not enough monkeys, too many sofisticated guns. They would call a nuicance, not a revolution.

Peter on Jun 3, 2011


you're probably right Peter. I mean hey, if us earthlings can take down transformers, battle: LA aliens, and mutant beings then why can't we take down a pack of apes (fact: chimps, gorillas, and orangs are part of the ape family, not monkey family). But i think what the movie is trying to go for is (if you listen closely to the trailer) they said the development of ape with its learning skills from a baby to an adult exceeds that of a human. So even if we kill off most the apes, if they breed, their offspring will be smarter and more intelligent than our human offspring. So maybe not all at once will the apes take over, but maybe over a gradual amount of time, apes take over.  Cuz in the 60's film, the astronauts were away from earth for about 3000 years. That could definitely be enough time for apes to finally take over. And if they're smarter than humans, than they could (potentially) lay reign over our sophisticated guns. 

Jwb3 on Jun 9, 2011


Wow, much better than the teaser trailer. One word...SOLD!

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


i hope, in the ending of the movie, we see wahlberg 🙂 pretty please? i liked the 2001 planet of the apes, i hope they tie that one with this one, somehow.

Redguy on Jun 3, 2011


I'm really not that sure how I feel about this. I wasn't impressed by the first teaser trailer, and I wasn't impressed by this one. And I'm sorry, but an ape attacking a horseback cop just does not bode well for me.

deltavoyage on Jun 3, 2011


eh...I might see it...its just I didn't like the trailer.

Xerxexx on Jun 3, 2011


I hope this is better than Burton's misfire of an attempt. I was never an PotA fan, but I wouldn't mind it being redone well.

Johnny Neat on Jun 2, 2011


I liked Burton's version 🙁

Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011


I must be crazy, because I also liked Burton's version as well...never could understand why it was subjected to so many verbal left-rights, but hey, that's just probably me.

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


Burton never misfired. What are you talking about?

Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011



grimjob on Jun 3, 2011


Sure he hasn't, if you are Burton zombie.

パトリツク ♬ Rip on Jun 3, 2011


Not saying everything he has done was good, but I liked his Apes.

grimjob on Jun 3, 2011


Burton didn't misfire at all.  Actually, there are several parts of the original story that he did much better than the original POTA.  Both movies stand on their own as good...but they are apples and oranges (or chimps and orangutans).

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


One thing Burton must NOT do: Action. period.

Dan on Jun 3, 2011


Personally I'm keen to see this movie. However, I did see the original trailer at the start of Xmen and nearly everyone in the cinema laughed at it when it showed the apes. I just don't think people are going to give it a chance unless they can make the apes look more threatening.

Fantasmic on Jun 3, 2011


First half of the trailer is just like Splice, second half looks like pure Action. I like it!

Davide Coppola on Jun 3, 2011


The problem I see with this planet of the apes style is we would shoot the apes dead easily. If apes happened to do this in reality they would get shot by every hunter with a gun in the US. At least the old school Apes were more human and  used weapons like us. This is just a bunch of crazy monkeys ravaging the town.

JT on Jun 3, 2011


What's with the CGI? Looks like a video game.

Raj on Jun 3, 2011


Billington, you have any idea if this is somehow in any way related to the 2001 movie or if anyone else knows something?

Redguy on Jun 3, 2011


No, the 2001 Tim Burton movie has no connection to this one. They're sort of restarting the franchise with this, with something new, but in a very distant way it's connected to the original movies. The 2001 one is pretty much thrown out/disregarded by Fox.

Alex Billington on Jun 4, 2011


It looks awesome indeed. Have you seen it in 1080p? Looks like a videogame??? You  must be kidding guys...

Gianni Persello on Jun 3, 2011


Maybe they need new glasses?

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


very nice.....put me down for sold.

Skeletonbaby56 on Jun 3, 2011


Hey look, it's The Battle for Endor!

Victor on Jun 3, 2011


Caravan of Rage....  HAHA

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


I could, in a strange way, suspend disbelief and see this happening (for the sake of the movie)...  Chimps are like 7x's stronger than humans, way more agile and if they can learn to use guns, that'd be kinda Freaky.  Not to mention a silverback... One of the baddest animals on the planet.  I wonder how their intelligence spreads if it's just a 100 or so primates and this is their "rise"?      

Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011


Absolutely love the story! Sold.

McWilly on Jun 3, 2011


The chimps look fake!

John on Jun 3, 2011


Well.. they aren't real, are they?... 😡

Vidzo on Jun 4, 2011


Roddy McDowell in a rubber mask looks more convincing than that bunch of pixels.

Guest on Jun 4, 2011


Just how many monkeys do they want us to believe are in San Fransisco? Or is greater California for that matter?  Lets assume they made enough of an experimental drug to transform 10,000 apes and Caesar somehow managed to get all of it and give it to all 10,000 apes. Are the apes smart enough enough to make more? Cause if not then the US military outnumbers them 140 to 1.  And a guerrilla may seem tough up close but a 30mm high explosive round from an Apache's chain gun could hit it from more than a mile away. I also bet a silverback is no match for a 64 ton main battle tank

Sb_747 on Jun 5, 2011


the trailer said the development of ceasar (as a baby chimp) far exceeded that of a child. So with that said, the "gorilla" (not military warefare) would become smarter than an average person. Meaning that it could think before acting. So it may not run directly at a tank but figure out some way of destroying it outside of making a running approach. Or maybe they would kill the human before he got into the tank. But of course, you are right with the mile away gunfire. Hell if the humans really wanted to stand a fighting chance, they should just take to the water with their NAVY ships. Apes can't swim at all (with their short legs). Or F***, we could just nuke the shit out of them. But i bet none of that would happen in the film, lol

Jwb3 on Jun 9, 2011

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