“War has begun,” growls Caesar, and from the looks of it from the latest trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that war is going to be a helluva sight to watch unfold. Points are being stressed that it didn’t have to be this way, however, as Jason Clarke, taking over the sympathizer role filled previously by James Franco, has made the emotional connection needed between man and ape for peaceful coexistence. What fun is there is that though, especially when an old warhawk like Gary Oldman can bang the war drum and lead the decimated human populace back to prominence? Sadly, we know how this is going to turn out. Check out the action and more impressive WETA Digital visual effects anyways in the embedded trailer above.
See the first trailer here: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer #1.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes overtakes US theaters on July 11, 2014 and UK theaters on July 17, 2014.