New 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer: We've Made Apes So Smart They Pose for Awesome Team Shots!

June 22, 2011


Remember how Rise of the Planet of the Apes used to go by catchier, more memorable Rise of the Apes, but then Fox got so, so worried no one would get it? Well, that sentiment basically encapsulates the whole spirit of this new UK trailer for the film. They really want to make sure we get it! "Our therapy enables the brain to repair itself; we call it... THE CURE!" said James Franco in the first trailer. Trite as far as cure names go, sure, but pithy. And in the new trailer? Same scene: "We call it... THE CURE to Alzheimer's." It turns out they call it exactly what it is! It is a cure for Alzheimer's, and therefore that is how it's referred to. Curious why the ape Caesar ends up rebelling in the first place? Well, prepare to find out that it's because of an incident of this unusually-intelligent simian defending John Lithgow as a father figure. They just outright show you that, so concerned they are that you won't have seen Harry and the Hendersons recently enough to have worked that scenario out for yourself.


If only we had some sort of advanced "fire-weapon" more powerful than their primitive spears!


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