Trailer Time: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Written by Guest Contributor: Jefferey Pinkos Look, folks, it’s that new trailer to the next installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series.  Maybe that will get your minds off Michael Bay’s gritty, lipped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer.  (Which, to me, didn't look all that bad, but then I’m pretty forgiving on trailers and things featuring Michelangelo.)

Now I have problems with DOTPOTA’s predecessor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, if any of you has time.  The miscast James Franco.  The misused John Lithgow.  Really, 90% of the plot.  I came for insane ape people killing sprees, not for some half-assed story about a miracle drug.  But it seems we’ve ditched everything about the first installment, except of course for Caesar, Andy Serkis’s motion-capture antihero ape leader.  Maybe each additional installment will have completely different casts, to better suit each additional story.  That might be interesting.  Navigate from story to story, groups to groups.  But enough dreaming!  Look!  It looks alright!  Like it might be good!  No hint of a montage scene to The Specials’ “(Dawning Of A) New Era” or “Monkey Man,” however.  Disappointed.

Bask in its potential.