Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer!
When Tim Burton's remake was released, aside from the gorgeous make-up work from Rick Baker, I could not forget the movie fast enough. There was nothing about that movie that worked for me as a Planet of the Apes film. It wasn't that I was opposed to seeing Planet of the Apes given fresh life, it was that the dour mysterious tone of the original films was nowhere to be seen. These movies have always been about tone for me and Burton just didn't deliver.
Needless to say when I first heard that they would be making a film centered around Caesar with no regard for continuity with the existing films and using CG primates I was more than a little skeptical. But I have to say that after seeing this trailer most of my worries have flown right out the window. Yeah the FX work looks stunning but the feel of this trailer is what really has me really excited. If the whole feature can match the tone of this 2 minute trailer we may actually have a worthy successor to the original Planet of the Apes films.
So check out the trailer and let me know what you think. Are you getting a modern Planet of the Apes vibe or something else? Does this movie deserve our attention or in five years will it be in the discount bin with Burton's film?