The trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the equally wordy Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is finally here, showing us the world a near-decade after the catastrophic events of the first film.
Things haven’t exactly gone well for humanity in the intervening time since the virus was released and a nation of genetically superior and hyper-sentient apes have come to power. The trailer seems to imply that humanity is losing their grip on the Earth, while the apes continue to grow in ascendancy, leading Gary Oldman to give variations of Bill Pullman’s Independence Day speech in order to rouse humankind:
The most intriguing moment in the trailer (to our eyes, anyway), is Jason Clarke demanding an audience with head ape Caesar (Andy Serkis) on the outskirts of an ominous forest. And the apes appear, well, a smidge less than pleased.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes co-stars Keri Russell, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Toby Kebbell, and is set for July 11, 2014 release date.
What do you think of the trailer?