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Rise of the Planet of the Apes' First Full Trailer Revealed

The first official full trailer for this summer's Rise of the Planet of the Apes has James Franco, rampaging gorillas, pensive chimpanzees and more James Franco.

Call us shortsighted, but we here at always thought that humanity’s finest achievement was the Dagwood sandwich. Apparently, we were totally off base though, as our truly greatest discovery will be the ability to simultaneously cure Alzheimer’s and make gorillas like, totally super least according to the new, just-released trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The first thing you’re likely to notice in the film’s first full trailer is James Franco dropping science as an actual scientist, and generally just Francoing all over the place. If you manage to notice a second thing, however, it’ll certainly be the fully CGI apes, designed by Peter Jackson-affiliated Weta Digital, the company responsible our favorite weird alien porn movie, Avatar.

Not too many Easter Eggs to speak of in this trailer, as it mostly just establishes the reboot’s plot. Fortunately though, director Rupert Wyatt seems to bringing along the same dark, murky suspense he made such great use of while chronicling the lives of modern-day Morlocks in his 2000 documentary Dark Days. And given the distinct lack of Mark Wahlberg and uncomfortably sexy Helena Bonham Carter apes, that seems pretty win/win to us.

What’s everyone’s guess as to the film’s inevitable last scene twist? We’re staying firm with our theory that Franco’s character has been a scheming lemur in a man-robot since jump street.