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Some Cool RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Concept Art Is Now Online!!


Merrick here...

A few days ago, WETA's Livestream discussion of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES revealed some provocative concept art from that film, which is due in theaters late Summer.  

Said concept art has now been posted on the APES' Facebook page for those who couldn't, don't wanna, or can't make their way through that rather interesting 30 minute netcast.  

One image appears below - you can spank the monkeys to embiggen them, and see more!  

Yes, this art truly does look pretty awesome.  But, as I've said before...and it's especially true of this premise...none of this whizbangery is gonna mean anything without the some heart, soul, and brain power driving the picture.  Fingers crossed. 

So, why doesn't Caesar have a Facebook page?  Caesar should have a Facebook page...endlessly ranting against humanity..."17, 343 Like This" should be able to "friend" Caesar and get some shitty and hostile message back from him when he accepts would be great!


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  • April 15, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    attack of the chimps

    by dopepope

    I dunno why but I'm getting an 'I, Robot' sort of vibe from this. But it does look interesting.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Fucking Monkeys.........

    by ChiefRoberts

    .....everywhere! Looks interesting tho!

  • April 15, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Not buying that there are enough apes in the US to "Rise".

    by fanboy71

    How many apes are there in America? In each city? Surely there are more bullets than there are apes, right?! That sadi, I am a fan of the original, and will most likely see this in the theater.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by WeakThirdAct

    Can't wait to see some actual footage...

  • April 15, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    well there it goes

    by redkamel

    definitely not going to be how about humanity fucked up and lost the planet. I guess it will be about how the poor humans, trying to do something good, made a mistake and the evil apes came and took it over. Either a story that will absolve people of guilt, or caution them, not against destroying the environment, not against nuclear war, but against medical science. Good job Fox. Thanks for making the US even dumber. And to people saying "how can you KNOW, the movies not even out", watch the trailer. Franco is the do-good, well meaning, driven and brilliant scientist. The humans are portrayed sympathetically and defensively. Meanwhile, the apes are shown swarming, overrunning, attacking. It doesn't take a genius.

  • Fucking millenials. Every damned time.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    This is Cool?

    by Ernie

    Looks like a typical student/public sector worker protest riot that's become a regular occurance here in London. (That's in England for all you Yanks)

  • April 15, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I realize it's easy for Intelligent Apes to Overthrow James Franco but...?

    by frakthetoasters

    ...I am curious to know how a few hundred intelligent apes overthrow humans as the dominant species on the planet? I may have to see this movie....

  • April 15, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Somebody put some pants on those monkeys.

    by Neil

    That is all.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Are folks gonna' think there's some religious or racial issues here?

    by impossibledreamers

  • April 15, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I still want to know how

    by v3d

    a tiny number of apes, even smart apes, take over a planet of six billion humans. I posted previously that there are less than 800 mountain gorillas on earth. There are only 100-200 thousand chimps. And less than 30,000 orangutans. So unless they are some sort of primate Taliban, I don't see it happening in any sort of logical way.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Watt's riots anyone?

    by Bobo_Vision

  • April 15, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Original Storyline

    by TrevorLahey

    Hopefully they keep the original plot with apes replacing the dogs and cats wiped out by a plague as pets. Makes more sense that they would be selected to be more intelligent and to interact with humans better. Then all they need is a little super intelligence from Caesar to lead them and bring up the gene pool. The original Conquest was one of my all time favorites.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    v3d, you answered your own question!

    by Spandau Belly


  • April 15, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Jeezus Christo people, use your fucking heads

    by D.Vader

    Its the START of the decline. Less than a hundred apes aren't going to be what causes humanity to fall. Its one piece, the first domino, not the final nail in the coffin. But please, let's have another exasperated person cry to the heavens "How can a few dozen apes take over the entire PLANET?!?!"

  • April 15, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Not Buying It...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    The numbers just don't work. Unless the apes go all Skynet and set off the nukes.

  • If you are a damn dirty ape lover, then Rise of the Planet of the Apes ain’t for you.

  • Some guys are complaining why do you even have to explain the origin of their evolution...the first movie didn't....and this is why. Audiences today are far less forgiving and willing to go with it. So many people on this talkback are writing off the movie it seems because their aren't that many apes out there. And for those people bashing the look of the apes, saying it looks CG...sorry...if they get the consistency of that last shot of won't be justified saying that. That last shot is fantastic. As for the concept art...pretty meh to me. Some of the actual painting is ok...but the cut and paste photos with blur kinda suck.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Here's some more unreleased stuff

    by Nick

  • April 15, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Regarding the title.... really?

    by edog72

    I'm a marketing guy and understand they think we're all morons so they have to spell out that this is a Planet of the Apes movie. So concern that the original title "Rise of the Apes" may not be that clear to most folks... but really?! "Rise OF THE Planet OF THE Apes"??? This just sound ridiculous! Most people I'm sure don't care but it just bothers the shiz out of me. I think "Planet of the Apes: RISE" would've worked.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    So stupid human scientists create super-smart apes...nuff' said.

    by Kamaji

  • April 15, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by aphextwin

  • April 15, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    The truth is, most everyone out there IS a moron

    by D.Vader

    At least in regards to this series. If you showed this EXACT trailer and just called it "Rise of the Apes", you know there would be HUNDREDS of regular folk saying "This is like a ripoff of Planet of the Apes". Its a double-edged sword in this case, I feel. Don't call it "Planet of the Apes" and you risk being called a ripoff by those who don't know any better. Call it "Planet of the Apes" and you risk the ire of fanboys and people burned by the last reimagining.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I don’t think so, D. Vader

    by frank

    It appears from the concept art here, particularly the fire hose image, that there are large masses of apes destroying San Francisco.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    This art reminds me of Charlton Heston's quote....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...from Bowling From Columbine about why guns are necessary....something about how the problems started with the civil rights movement.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I miss non digital concept art...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this stuff all kinda looks the same.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Franks TV

    by D.Vader

    Yeah, but that's concept art. Sometimes artists go to the extreme of the idea to really sell the atmosphere and effect; it doesn't mean we're going to see apes actually destroy a city. Honestly, we've got no clue as to the actual numbers of apes in this movie. We've got the one shot in the lobby area of the apes lined up against the railings on the floors above. Let's say there's 50 apes there. 50 apes would certainly be a problem if they coordinated an attack (even worse if they somehow led humans into a trap through diversions and trickery), especially as humans wouldn't think much of them beyond being animals. But destroying a city? Its not going to happen. Unless, as others said, they get their damn dirty paws on the nuclear football. So I'm looking forward to how this movie ends- what will it setup? I'm not expecting to see the Apes escape and rule the city. I do expect there to be some combination of intelligent apes and a virus that starts to wipe out mankind. Or an ending that suggests though the apes were beaten in San Francisco, enough escaped to come back stronger in the sequel.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I Am Legend . . .


    With monkeys.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Apes Gotta Start a Nuclear War


    Else, where do we get the forbidden zone?

  • When real chimps kill they go for the face, fingers, and genitals. Don't let the gum chewing, diaper wearing, masturbating, Clint Eastwood movie starring, their own piss drinking act fool you.

  • The Heston planet of the apes movie was I am Legend with monkeys if any thing.

  • maybe there is some epidemic that is wiping out the human population but the apes will be immune to? I am curious to learn how the writers are setting this up logistically so that it can occur within the space of one movie. If the apes don’t take over in this movie, or at least make a serious start to the process, then I think the title is kind of inappropriate. They could have called it Planet of the Apes: The Beginning. What would have been wrong with that? Or it could have been Planet of the Apes: The Beginning of the End, as an homage to the Peter Graves giant grasshopper movie.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    trevorlahey, there is a reason chimps are not pets

    by pw

    They will rip your fucking arms out of their sockets the moment they are old enough and have 7 times your strength

  • April 15, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Deep Blue Project X 28 Days Later...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...or, more simply, I-Ape.

  • ...but then one of them stumbles into Youtube clips of zoo monkeys pissing in their own mouths, and worse...the comments below. After that, it was just a matter of time...

  • April 15, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST here's an idea for you...

    by Playkins

    The humans launch the nukes in order to eradicate the apes... hmmm? hmmm?

  • April 15, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by dutch75

    everything we've seen is a flashback--maybe the bulk of the movie will take place in the future. I was skeptical about CG apes but the teaser puts me at ease--these things look amazing!

  • April 15, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    This be racist!

    by Yarlan Zey

    Damn ya'll. This is a parody of the Civil Rights movement where an angry, disenfranchised racial underclass rises up against the dominant group. I say this be racist because the apes are clearly black people and other mud skins. The society they rise up against is Whitey grey meat. Don't want to accept the truth? This movie is a very similar concept to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972, which is still widely regarded as a parable of the Civil Right movement. Plus, and let's just get this out of the way, the whole concept of apes and humans is simply retarded to begin with.

  • Remember when the Gremlins were breakdancing? Think about that. And what did the Mogwai eat to turn into Gremlins? Fried chicken. <p> Think about it.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    My answer for how apes can win if outnumbered 3 million to one

    by darthderp

    Apes, being smarter than we give them credit for, are tired of being a step below us on the evolution chart. This might sound a bit cynical, but if there's one thing we, as humanity, are good at, it's killing each other. Why do you think every country strives to have the bigger and better weapons and bombs? Here's my plot pitch: Humankind's conflicts (for reasons unknown) gradually get to the point where mass casualties are achieved, and the world's population starts to dwindle. Eventually, the numbers get to where the apes realize that now would be a good time for an uprising, and proceed to do their thing. Humanity, because of their in-fighting, is unprepared. Or maybe I'm just talking out of my ass. A more burning question would be, when and how do the apes learn to talk??

  • April 15, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by Bobo_Vision

    ...remember when the Gremlin tried to swim but couldn't and just sunk to the bottom of the pool....and the gremlins were loud and noisy while watching that movie in the cinema. <p> Think about it.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Movienut401 yes you not original

    by Yarlan Zey

    In fact you are an idiot. Thanks for the bad fan fiction. I have never heard of a more unoriginal pitch. Go work on a Punky Brewster remake.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Just so I'm clear....

    by Jaster

    You all thought Conquest of the Planet of the Apes made total sense... But this causes you to guffaw and call shenanigans?

  • April 15, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by darthderp

    My idiocy depends on the moon phase, but pray tell me; what IS original these days? Happy Friday.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    This is how the Apes take over...

    by zinc_chameleon

    there is about 2% of our working DNA (ignore 'junk' DNA) that is uniquely human. Caesar figures out-probably with help from well-meaning humans--how to create some kind of Ebola/cancer from that 2% and unleashes it on the world. The disease vectors are there, Terry Gilliam worked all this out in 1994 in 'Twelve Monkeys' which I'll wager will be a much better movie than this.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Who is the artist?

    by bmcapers

    It looks like their signature was taken off.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    So, when do we launch Skynet to wipe out the apes?

    by Kamaji

    You know how it goes: we have this computer intelligence system that we program to wipe out the apes, it instead turns on us, and then the apes wipe out Skynet. Apes vs know you want it, Baby!

  • April 15, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    How do a couple of apes take over...

    by Raindog789

    It's a movie you fucking toolbags...that's how.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Kamjai - Robots vs. Apes

    by Yarlan Zey

    Now THAT I'd pay to see in Imax 3D. Keep thinking outside the box, baby.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by Yarlan Zey

    The Apes won't rape the white women in this movie...they are all joining the NBA instead.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I'm sure it will make sense when we see it

    by Jaster

    It will probably be something like humans, in an effort to kill all the apes, accidentally release something toxic to humans that the apes are immune to. In the original series humans nuke each other and that's what gives the apes the ability to take over. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense either considering apes are just as susceptible to nuclear radiation as people are. It is then possible that most like was extinguished and evolution restarted leading up to an ape-like hominid at the top of the food chain. Then Conquest came along and changed all that saying that apes from the future had a baby that led slave apes in a revolt. That doesn't explain how the other apes got intelligent or how they could possibly ever spread out from the slave facility. It's at that point that you say "....It's a fucking MOVIE!".

  • April 15, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Remember when Jaws took down that helicopter

    by Bobo_Vision

    That was funny.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    It's not now MANY apes, but the tactics

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    A geek tangent here but a few hundred/thousand super intelligent apes can easily take over. Hell, a few dozen guys on the run living in caves have shaken the most powerful nation in the world (as well as the rest of the world) and changed our way of life forever. And we can't catch them! So using the right tactics and gaining control of strategic areas and weapons, over time, sure, apes can rise. And I, for one, live in fear of it every day.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Remember when Die Hard took down that helicopter with a car

    by Bobo_Vision

    And he was all like, "Look at me, I kill helicopters." <p> That was funny.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by Parallaxmjm

    That is because Conquest essentially was an altered time line version of apes taking over. Once Cornelius and Zira returned and left baby Milo/Caesar with Armando, the future changed. Cornelius in Escape tells how the apes took over originally, or at least how they gained independence, and it was a much lengthier process than in Conquest. Conquest was only like 20 years from the end of Escape and I believe it took hundreds of years for the Apes to finally become slaves and revolt in the original time line. And in Caesar's world, humans and apes still co-existed, even long after his death, unlike in the original time line where humans just became dumb and were hunted like animals.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Yeah but its much more fun to call him JAWS

    by D.Vader

    And JAWS 2, JAWS 3 with JAWS jr.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I always thought it was circular too

    by D.Vader

  • April 15, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Drew McWeeny and Devin Faraci in a Twitter bitchfight

    by D.Vader


  • April 15, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    JAWS 4 would be the bastard step-child

    by darthderp

  • April 15, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Someone mentioned PROJECT X I think...cameo by Virgil, anyone?

    by darthderp

  • April 15, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • April 15, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • April 15, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by Parallaxmjm

    No, the time line didn't match. Cornelius gave a pretty elaborate history of how apes rose, at least as far as their history records. It was an ape named "Aldo" that originally began the Ape resistance to humans by being the first to say "No" to one. Clearly, that wasn't the case in the Caesar/Conquest time line. And besides, even looking at it from the Terminator point of view, the past always comes before the future so there had to be one original time line in which John Connor's father wasn't Kyle Reese, or else John Connor would never have existed to send Kyle Reese back into the past.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Here's a taste of the LA riots for ya:

  • Harsh times.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Check it:

  • April 15, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Everything is in the trailer

    by Grinning White Skull

    In the original PLANET OF THE APES films they tossed off an easy explanation that a space disease killed off domestic pets and apes were substituted and then began to be used as servants (slaves). So from this trailer we see a drug elevates Caesar chimp's mind and he either uses it (or because of it) is able to elevate the minds of the rest of the apes and cause this revolt/revolution. The only question in my mind is: are they cloning apes in the future? Where did all the apes come from? That would be the ONLY way they could generate ARMIES of apes that could attack and subjugate the vastly larger human soldiers, police force, private security and the military. Logic doesn't appear to be a lynch pin to this film's story. From listening to that AWFUL dialog I don't expect much in the reasoning behind this film. We've probably (as usual) see the best parts of the film in that trailer and all that we need to see.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    paralax, I don't really disagree with you....

    by Jaster

    Other than I doubt the filmmakers were actually thinking as deeply about it as we are. There was no home video back then so they just wanted to make an entertaining standalone film. Conquest certainly was that. I agree we can certainly use the alternate timeline theory to explain the rise of teh apes being different than had been explained before, but remember that in Battle there had been a nuclear war so it wasn't entirely inconsistant with previous lore. Although it's bizarre that only the humans in the cities suffered nuclear fallout and the ones living in the woods with the apes were perfectly fine. Of course back then people didn't know quite as much about nuclear winter, etc. Certainly the laymen who wrote the script didn't. But again, POTA is entertainment and doesn't need to be scientifically accurate. It's about presenting a theme that makes us reflect on our current society. The point being made in Battle was that war was not the answer and if you live by the sword you will die by the sword. It's obscures that point a little to show the peaceful beatnicks suffering the same fate as the hawk asshats. Anyway, I love this series. I even enjoy the Burton version despite it's flaws. Rick Baker made that film a fucking Oscar Reel. If there is a God Mark Wahlberg will fucking die sooner rather than later because I absolutely despise that fucking douchebag. Imagine if, as was the original plan, Arnold Schwarzenegger had done it. Yeah it would still be crap, but it would be a lot more fun.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    There have been a couple of LA riots

    by Jaster

    The most recent was after the cops that beat Rodney King got off. Reginald Denny is the white truck driver who was dragged out of his truck and had his skull bashed in. I can't remember if it was with a brick or a fire extinguisher. He lived through that shit too. He probably spends his days drooling and putting together puzzles, but he's alive. The Koreans said "FOK YOU MUDDAH FOKKUHS!" and started firing into the crowd with hand guns. For the record, cops ARE fucking assholes and it pissed everyone off that those cock-suckers got off. Yes Rodney King instigated the whole thing, but those pigs went, pardon the expression, apeshit and beat the holy hell out of him. If you've ever had any sort of experience with cops in which there was any tension at all, even getting a speeding ticket, you know they are lying, scumsucking fuckheads who contrary to belief, don't give a flying fuck about the law or protecting people. They have that job because they like bullying people around. Their one goal is to make you understand they are the fucking boss. Nothing else maters to them until that is established.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by darthderp

    It was a brick. I was in my sophomore year of high school. Crazy times.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I'm 40, so I've seen all the modern sci fi in cinema

    by Jaster

    Back then big movies returned to theaters a couple of years later so I've seen lots of fantastic films in theaters, even some from before I was born. All Disney animated films were on a theatrical rotation for example. I was lucky enough to see all kinds of films in theaters because mom took me to see the films she wanted to see too. So I saw Excalibure, Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and tons of others first run in the theater. That gave me a broad appreciation for cinema and really started my lifelong addiction to film. Before you get too jealous, screenings weren't as good back then. They were frequently out of focus and on tiny screens with shit sound. Also theater seats used to be really uncomfortable. You kids today got giant digital presentations with 7.1 sound and very comfortable chairs. About the only thing we had on you was no fucking commercials before the movie! We had movie trailers and that was it. Ok, some shit about the snack bar too. This all amounted to maybe 10 minutes tops. Nowadays we gotta sit through fucking Ford and Pepsi commercials for 20 fucking minutes. UGH!

  • April 15, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Fett, 2

    by Parallaxmjm

    I agree with most of what you said too. I just watched the documentary the other day in the Apes DVD box set and it does give you a good window into what they were thinking. Conquest was somewhat handcuffed because of the desire to spend less money than previous movies in the series, but yet still set it in the future (which was one of the reasons they decided to set the first movie in a non-technology driven society since it would cost way more than how they wanted to spend). And from Escape on, they made a conscious decision to turn the Apes into the good guys for the most part. Yep, the Nuclear War was a constant in both time lines. We just don't know how the war started in the original time line and when. This series and the Terminator one could essentially be said to use the "Twilight Zone" theory of time travel where many small details and events can change, but the major events are destined to happy no matter what you do or don't do. The Terminator time line was altered several times, but the major events and players are still destined to be there.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by Parallaxmjm

    That was destined to happen. Happiness has nothing to do with it. ;)

  • April 15, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the prices, Fett

    by darthderp

    I'm in my mid-30's, so I'm not that far behind you; certainly old enough to remember the days before stadium theater seating. The prices back didn't have to take out a mortgage for a decent night out. And I saw a lot of movies as a kid; my moniker isn't a random choice. Plus, the trailers were a highlight for me, I dunno about you.

  • And a gun shot would kill an ape with no problem. And a lot of people have guns.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Looks like someone feel in love with motion blur in photoshop

    by alienindisguise

    Concept art is becoming less about art and instead is just copy and paste imagery. Not cool.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    "Fell in love"

    by alienindisguise

  • April 15, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Timeframe in the movie could be years..

    by IKilledSuperman

    ..between them escaping the labs and taking down civilization. So don´t worry too much about their numbers. They went undercover and f@cked like only apes can to generate huge armies. Apeporn segments only available on Blu-Ray Special Porn edition.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    This movie looks like ASS

    by doom master

    please....It's caled RISE of the Planet of the Apes.... So far from the trailers it looks little more than a bunch of SMALLER CGI King Kongs running around. Is the intention here for WETA to continue the franchise and watch them grow with each installment? This is stupid, man....Especially the first one, which is little more than CONGO with the Apes winning at the end... BLECH.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Spank them monkeys! Cool concepts

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I hope this is the dark, paranoid thriller the trailer makes it out to be rather than a limp banana of a half action half zzzz social allegory. Apes watching people sleep and stalking them in dark woods is kina creepy and cool. Let's hope this delivers and we get to see an all out War between the Apes and man. We could finally get to see the Apes drive planes and tanks and then, the world goes boom! And the Apes win!

  • April 15, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    how many apes...

    by pat p.

    i many apes can there be? and in San Fransisco alone to boot? 100? 200 if even? in the original movie series there were lots and lots of apes around because cats and dogs had died off from some disease that only affected them. people began taking chimps as pets and training them as servants , taching them to perform household tasks...this new film inevents a drug that gives apes intelligence and then they take over..because that's what you do when you become fully aware of the world around you and gain the ability to conquer! one army battalion could take these apes out in 2 days and make monkeys out of them... better yet, the sequel should be Terminator vs. the Apes. Fuck it, let them duke it for control of the future.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Kong

    I agree. I have always thought or wondered if the next video format is 2160p, over Blu-Ray's 1080P, will it really kill cinema attendance? If that doesn't do it when Quantum Computers are finally released and video games look photo-realistic that probably will.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    ummmm, apes? really? Who cares.

    by abe

  • April 15, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Project X 2

    by SpartacusHughes

  • April 15, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Good point about stadium seating, that was a major advancement

    by Jaster

    Although the floors wently raked, you FREQUENTLY had part of the screen blocked by somebody's fucking head. NOTHING will piss you off more than that. This was especially true being a kid. If you were small enough you could sit on a parent's lap but usually you had to settle for LISTENING to the film with a few glimpses of the screen. As far as pricing, I don't know what it was when I was a kid, but I assume it was like $2.50 or something. But when you scale that up with inflation it was probably like $8.00 or something. Unfortanately they really are fucking us now. AMC recently declared Friday part of the weekend and therefore is charging $10 even for early shows! I used to go to the theater 2-3 times a week! I haven't been to one since Tron: Legacy! I don't think I had been there since Dispicable Me and that's only because I had a coupon for free admission. Especially now that I have a son my priorities have changed and I'm less likely to "throw away" money on the cinema. Once he gets older I'll take him of course but he's only 9 months old now.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Caesar has a facebook group

    by ThisBethesdaSea ;)

  • ...shame this website.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    sulik2, you might need more than just one gunshot to kill an ape

    by D.Vader

    Read about the chimp who ripped that woman's face off and what the officer had to do to put the Chimp down.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    One mechanized infantry division and this uprising is over

    by tradeskilz

    Long before it even starts.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    the humans were using the apes as lab rats and zoo animals basically. i think the apes have plenty of reason to want to retaliate and not just out of evil.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    this talkback format still sucks. not even sure why i bother to use it.

  • April 15, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Impossible, would not happen

    by corplhicks

    There is no way in the world, apes would take over Earth. Impossible. Humans are advanced in terms of technology, weapons and frankly our population is vastly larger than theirs. It's ZERO contest-- they will have to sell us on something pretty drastic happening to make this look real.

  • April 15, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Hang on a second !!!!!!!!!!!!

    by corplhicks

    I used to call George Bush the monkey in the white house. So if I say Obama is the monkey in the white house, that's an anti-black comment?

  • April 15, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Let's be honest, if this really could happen,

    by CreasyBear

    the gorillas and chimpanzees would quickly become racist (species-ist?) and spend all of their time ripping each other to pieces. And like someone else mentioned, where are the orangutans?! Or a devious little Capuchin monkey like Jabba's weird pet guy. (Does this mean I have to hear the nerd from the front of the class note the distinction between monkeys and apes?)

  • April 15, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Looks like a snapshot from the Rodney King Riots.

    by Professor_Monster

    Cept the monkies in this photo look smarter than the ones in LA.

  • April 15, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Does this take place in Detroit cause its also full of monkeys

    by Yarlan Zey

    Just sayin'

  • Really, I thought better of a lot of you.

  • April 15, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Jesus was a space alien - He made monkeys into men

    by Yarlan Zey

    Aboard his interstellar ship he blended the DNA. Don't deny it.

  • April 15, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I agree with the guy who said there aren't

    by Teddy Artery

    enough monkeys in this country to cause an uprising. At worst, they would be put down in about a day. This is the problem with trying to compress events into a very short time frame. They should have instead given the "monkey rebellion" many years to fulminate... start out with simian intelligence approaching young people, next they fill in various low-level labor and servant roles, then after decades they violently rebel.

  • April 15, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Also the racist comments

    by Teddy Artery

    should result in an immediate and permanent ban handed down by Harry, who should know better.

  • April 15, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Teddy Artery

    by Yarlan Zey

    Loosen up moron. A huge chill pill is needed.

  • April 15, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Uh, pretty sure we would be shooting them dead...

    by wonderboy2402

    In the streets? If there is a bunch of crazed psycho apes rampaging in the city, i bet cops armed with shotguns wouldn't hesitate to drop them? Alot of press is given to pet chimps gone bad that end up shot, same with dogs. How many are their? Couple dozen... one hundred?

  • April 15, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    statue1... it's only racist if "you" project onto it

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    we see what we want to - if you, or some hidden part of you, see black people and other non-whites as "apes" then this movie could be seen as racist - then i guess any movie involving apes that rebel against their captors is racist - king kong, mighty joe young, chill factor, son of kong, tanya's island, greystoke... are there more? - i think people project what they personally believe or are afraid might be true onto certain movies - like when people claimed jar jar was a mockery of jamaicans - or watto was a jewish stereotype (because he loved money and had a trunk for a nose) - or the neimodians were asian stereotypes (because of their accents) - arguments could be made to try to validate such claims - but we choose to see what we want to more often than we see whats really there

  • April 15, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Diox, the problem is...

    by D.Vader

    How the hell would Adam know?

  • April 15, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I'm starting to get the feeling...

    by HS

    ..that this movie is going to blow our balls off.

  • April 15, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    he can talk

    by ShawBrother

    he can talk he can talk he can talk he can talk he can talk he can talk he can talk

  • April 15, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    creasybear - in the original series of films...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the gorillas and chimps didnt get along - the army was made up of gorillas - they didnt like the peace loving anti war chimps - the orangutans were the scholars and law givers - they rode a fence but leaned to the right (gorillas) - in reality... chimps are way more violent than gorillas - chimps are often depraved savages - they brutalize their own kind - gorillas are smart sensitive and peaceful - some can sign (language) - orangutans are lazy fun loving clowns that wouldnt know what to do if put in charge

  • April 15, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    kingofmilwaukee, it beats being bludgeoned by...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    "hobo with a shotgun" or "super" - over hyped bottom feeder crap disguised as edgy indie film

  • April 15, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Love that concept image of the ape on the escalator

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Look out! HE'S SHOPPING!!!

  • April 15, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    weak ass shit.. this better not suck

    by LegendarySpartanBlood

  • April 15, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    absurd to a massive scale

    by corplhicks

    There's maybe 150,000 gorillas left on earth-- nearly all of them are in Africa-- cut off from everywhere else by distance and ocean. The rest of them worldwide along with chimps, orangutans, gibbons, etc.. are locked up on cages in science labs or in zoos. I am stressing again that this movie had better make a pretty realistic case to explain how and why suddenly you have a massive overwhelming non-human ape force in a city that is not in cages, organized, and not easily suppressed within a few days by a well equipped army.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    so it's basically a Conquest remake

    by chien_sale

    What's the point?

  • April 15, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision is a racist!!! He should be banned from this site!!!

    by Bobo_Vision

    But I like that BringingSexyBack fellow. He makes me feel good about being white.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    My guess what this films story will be...

    by DrPain

    Ok, so Dr. Franco has created this miracle drug that enhances or "cures" the mind, monkey and man apparently. There will then of course be the moral and ethical debate amongst the characters as seen in the trailer. I presume that woman is Dr. Franco's Girlfriend or something and she won't have nothing to do with that nonsense so her and Dr. Franco's relationship will be on the rocks through out the film. Back at the Lab, Dr. Franco and team (my bet is he does it alone though) gives Ceasar the drug. This "awakens" the monkey's mind and all are ecstatic that the drug works. This prompts successful human testing which leads to some kind of distribution to the general public. Meanwhile, Ceasar, gone mad for any reason (lost love, death of fellow apes, man's "enslavement" of his kind) my bet is Dr. Franco or the company agreed to free him but goes back on their word. Anyways, Ceasar sets in motion his ape uprising, probably abducts Dr. Franco's girlfriends which leads to Dr. Franco on a rescue mission amongst the uprising chaos. By the end, Dr. Franco saves the girl (he probably dies somehow though, more on this later), the rebellion is put to an end, a happy ending for humanity...or not. This is just a guess, but I believe that in the end, the drug is revealed to have had an unforeseeable side effect. One that causes the reversal of what it was meant to do, "cure" of enhance the mind. Turning humanity mindless or equals to the intelligence of the pre-drugged apes (remember in the original, man was believed to be mindless animals and couldn't even speak). Ceasar knew this about the drug, heck, probably will have something to do with altering it. I bet Dr. Franco discovers this but must go save his girlfriend before he can tell anybody, Ceasar takes him out along with himself knowing that man is doomed.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    A disease that make humans dumb

    by chien_sale

    That's the key. Don't make the apes more intelligent than they should. Start on that cure for alzeimer concept but what is supposed to cure humans actually propagate into a full blown plague making most humans have alzeimers. That's when apes take over since most humans would be dumber than them. Human society crumbles, apes taker over quite easily, naturally. No fights. And there's no more humans having babies. Then it goes further into time, a thousand of years and you see apes having evolved a lot. Then humans start coming back of the woodwork. Humans that are normal, like the disease has stopped working its effect. And they take control back of the World, using the apes as slaves. This endures for 5 years. Then revolt!

  • April 15, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

  • April 15, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    You idiots crack me the fuck up

    by Jaster

    "There aren't enough apes to take over the world". Dude......this is a movie about apes spliced with human DNA who learn to fucking THINK LIKE PEOPLE! And your problem with it is the number of domestic apes in real life? Think about that for a minute....then slap the shit out of your ears. That's like watching Star Wars and saying "Oh that's such bullshit! As soon as they hit that hyperdrive button they'd be pea soup splashed on the back of the Millenium Falcon!" IT'S. A. FUCKING. MOVIE!

  • April 16, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST


    by goatherdingclownhunter

    Where are the damned, dirty orangutans? They are the coolest looking apes in the world. Observe their hairy, eerie human-like feet.

  • April 16, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Planet of the Apes: Rise

    by beeter

    Would that have been a better title?

  • April 16, 2011, 1:55 a.m. CST


    by beeter

    Just realised that the 8th concept art image looks a bit like Caesar has seen i-robot and is wondering if the bring would look better if half of it was broken.

  • April 16, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by ArmageddonProductions

    For anyone asking how a few thousand chimps, gorillas and orangutans could take over the Earth, the original film answered this by having apes both replace common housepets like dogs and cats that inexplicably died off and by having them more or less become humanity's slave workforce. That's why they spend most of the movie shambling around in orange jumpsuits, since they were genetically designed to wipe mankind's ass and cross streets at crosswalks and wash windows. I'm not sure if this movie is gonna go that route, but I am sure of this: No Ricardo Montalban and Roddy McDowell, no deal.</p><p> By the way, I arrived late to this discussion, but am I the first one to point out that, since this movie is asserting that Caesar and the other apes rise up and take over the Earth like the first time around, this has NOTHING TO DO WITH Tim Burton's crappy remake? I mean, unless they're trying to retroactively explain the ending of Burton's film by suggesting that Mark Wahlberg's spaceship somehow landed in this reality and ... you know what? Never mind. The CGI monkeys are cool. All I know.

  • April 16, 2011, 5:19 a.m. CST

    verdammt dreckig Affen

    by mynamesdan

    is there still a monkey abraham lincoln?

  • Its the Ape-Zombie invasion, "git offa my fucking land you dog damn 'tarded Zombie Apes!" etc.

  • Its the Ape-Zombie invasion, "git offa my fucking land you dog damn 'tarded Zombie Apes!" etc. And somedays, fuck this moronic AICN interface too quite frankly, its going all Hitler on me.

  • April 16, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST

    like spelling God backwards

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 16, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by PTSDPete

  • April 16, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    At first, the numbers of apes bothered me a bit, too

    by moondoggy2u

    But then I realized that its POSSIBLE that these sets of apes are subject to experimentation because there are NO OTHER ANIMALS to fill their labs. Maybe cats and dogs really have died off already, forcing us to breed apes to replace them. <p>Still kind of silly, though, since I seriously doubt anyone wants a 600LBS gorilla to replace Scrambles and Fluffy. Still, this film looks more like a legitimate POTA film than The Tim Burton Travesty That Shall Not Be Named. Its got my money. <p>Oh, and I knew something was rather fishy about that 4 second FX footage Weta released last week...Its obvious that it was a bit of preemptive damage control so that you would have the nifty gee-wizz awesome-looking caesar in your mind BEFORE you saw the rather shitty looking cg that was in that trailer.

  • April 16, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    in the other Apeback by a dude named Tuningthat. Total spoiler, so if you're curious you should check it out. Made me want to see this movie even more.

  • April 16, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Your obsession with me is creepy. I didn't even say shit you.

  • April 16, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Sorry, BSB

    by Bobo_Vision

  • April 16, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    I mentioned you merely because....

    by Bobo_Vision're the token racist at AICN. It was a tasteless joke on my part. I'm sorry.

  • April 16, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Wanna hear it? A black kid goes to school and notices that the teachers treat the white kids better than the black kids. Wanting to be treated the same, he goes home and paints himself white. He goes to show his father and says, "Hey dad look, I'm white!" His dad beats his ass, and says, "Alright now go show your mother." The kid goes to his mother and says, "Hey mom look, I'm white!" His mom beats the shit out of him and says, "Okay now go show your grandma." The kid goes to his grandma and says, "Hey grandma look, I'm white!" His grandma then whoops his ass real hard and sends him to his room. About an hour later the family comes to his room and asks the kid if he learned anything from this. The kid says, "Yeah I learned I've only been white for an hour and I already hate 3 n***rs."

  • April 16, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Next week on AICN -- deconstructing the transference

    by Truxton Spangler

    of Arachnid traits to human cells as a result of venom from spider bites. Something you guys missed about the old vs. new moviegoing experience--the lack of idiots who treat the theaters as their private screening rooms, and feel the need to carry on phone conversations and offer vocal critiques of the film as it plays. Yes, folks, there was a time when being tethered to instant communication wasn't in the same class as breathing, having a pulse, and considered essential to life.

  • April 16, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Maybe the virus makes people dumber by accident?

    by Smashing

    We set off big bang to kill dirty apes, maybe?

  • April 16, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Bananas will replace gold.

    by kabong

  • April 16, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    PotA and Loved Conquest...

    by conspiracy

    Those were smart films...they touched on so many points; slavery, racism, mans inherent inhumanity, evolution. And while one could say that this look like it might touch upon Humanities general self importance and callousness for life in all it's forms so long as it furthers our own goals or satisfies our needs...the trailer just seems so focused on the action/horror that I'm afraid any serious meaning will be lost in a blaze of CGI wankery. seems like they are pushing the Conquest..the servitude of the Apes had been established as having been in place for some time; this seems to be a spur of the moment rampage. Also...this simply could not happen. As I said in the other Apes story..out here in Cali we are ALL ARMED, from the folks in South San Francisco to Sea Cliff; and the CHP's motto has always been "If it's Black or Brown it's going Down". I've never seen a cop in CA use tear gas...but I HAVE seen them shoot a car they were chasing over 100 times. Besides...I've seen Korean Shop owners in Action during a riot...the fuckers are dead shots from the roof top with an AK-47..the apes would not stand a chance. They'd be on the grill as Bulgogi by nightfall.

  • April 16, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    One thing the trailer got right. Apes would OWN San Fran

    by v3d

    Because your average citizen doesn't own any guns. Now let apes try that shit in Texas and it would be a different story. Bubba would put them down in less than a day.

  • Lots of Burt Reynolds and Charles Bronson action flicks, as well as the whole Kung Fu and Blaxploitation genres. Good times.

  • April 16, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    rise_of_fett don't be a fucking moron

    by tradeskilz

    Yeah we KNOW it's a fantasy/sf movie. However you don't seem to have a fucking clue how sci/fi writing is done. You can't just expect anyone watching/reading to totally suspend all belief. Even if we are forced to beleive improbable things the universe that those things are happening in has to be grounded in some kind of reality. The story must maintain internal consistency and adhere to it's own rules. You seem to fall in to the category of people who beleive that just because its SF or Fantasy you can throw all writing rules out of the window and nobody will notice. It shows your lack of education. In Transformers, the very notion of giant intersetellar robots are preposterous but we suspend our belief and watch the movie. If those same robots all of the sudden didn't act acording to the laws of physics (as we know it) then that would be too much to ask of the audience. This movie is obviously trying to sell us a near future reality with sensible science and what not. I don't think it would be unreasonable to ask how some hundred thousand gorillas all of the sudden can take over the world. In fact the more preposterous the story, the more beleivable the world in which the story takes place must be.

  • April 16, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    How is this simian insurrection possible.

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    All I've heard in this forum is how the number of apes versus the number of guns onwned by the average american or army is no comparison and how this nightmare scenario is only possible in a Hollywood summer blockbuster, which I guarantee will be a blockbuster. Well, its not so much the number of apes as to what the apes represent. Decension. The fall of western civilization and the civil unrest that will come from this. The peoples dissolusion in the government and the Anarchy that will occur. Just look at the shit in the middle east and how that chain of events will eventually affect us here in America. The apes are just a symbol. Some one in this forum allready discribed it best earlier when they said the apes were just a domino piece that would be instrumental in the inevitable chaos. Please just suspend a little disbalief and go with it and enjoy your fucking popcorn and the movie.

  • April 16, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    d.vader spends way too much time on these forums

    by Titus05

    he posts dozens of responses in nearly every thread...

  • April 16, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    So where's the trailer talkback?

    by jazzdownunder

    Having just watched the trailer via imdb on iPad, I can only presume that all the hard ons being caressed for this project have deflated in painful flaccidity after seeing the crock of shit trailer. "From WETA Digital , the visual effects company for Avatar" Says all we need to know - enjoy the pretty pictures boys and girls because there is nothing of substance here. Move along. (which isn't to say that weta involvement = guaranteed shallowness only that when this is who is signposted as 'creating' the movie then it is all over as far as substantive movie making goes- this will suck WORSE than Burton's movie, guaranteed. Ook ook)

  • April 16, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    How a few apes take over everything

    by tbrosz

    Easy. Everybody they bite turns into an ape. Hey, it works for all the other genres.

  • April 16, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    What's wrong with that? Why does 'Rise' have to be in every fucking movie title these days? It's like bad fan-fic.

  • April 16, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Even without guns, we'd still fuck them up royally

    by sith_rising

    Sure they're retarded strong, and if there were 10 thousand naked, unarmed, savage, uncoordinated, stupid man fighting 10 thousand gorillas in a big field, we'd get ripped to pieces. But you give the men still spears, glaives and naginatas with forged steel razor sharp blades, katana, broadswords, falchions and sabers, coupled with man's intelligence and use of tactics and communication, and those naked fuckers would cut cut to ribbons. Imagine a bunch of ass-scratching gorillas trying to wrestle those lads from 300, Braveheart, Kingdom of Heaven or The Last Samurai. No fucking way. Once Man hammered out a flat piece of iron, wrapped the handle with leather and sharpened it against a stone, he stepped ABOVE the other creatures. Well, except sharks. Don't go into the water.

  • April 16, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Looks exactly like the battle scene in "Conquest." (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • April 16, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    If they follow the original Conquest...

    by William Brinkman

    After the initial uprising, the apes go into hiding and wait for humanity to start the nuclear war. After the war, the apes come out of hiding and take over what's left of the Earth. Maybe in this movie, the apes take over San Francisco, wait out the fall of humanity, then take over the Earth.

  • April 16, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Gott-dang racists

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    I love how all of you tolerant, left-wing nerds make racist jokes about black people and apes. You are a pack of ponytailed, pot-smoking hypocrites, and I bid thee to go fuck thyselves.

  • April 16, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    the racism comments

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    The older Planet of the Apes movies were seen as highlighting racism and was actually applauded by black critics. I remember seeing a documentary that said apparently all the black people in the audience at one theatre were yelling and cheering when the apes took over in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. You idiots calling this film 'racist' couldn't be more wrong if you tried. You're either too young to know what these movies represented to a generation of young black men and women or you are so over-the-top politically correct you've dissapeared up you're own arse. I'm not saying this film will attempt to explore the same issues, but it's grown from those roots.

  • April 16, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Also re: idiots complaining about odds of Apes winning.

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    That's THE POINT.. An unforseen and unlikely uprising, the few v the many, the weak overcoming the strong. Seriously where the fuck have you lot been for the last literary two-thousand years? If they were Apes appearing from space with higher technology it might fit more into your cold, logical minds, but it wouldn't be nearly as compelling would it?

  • April 16, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I know how the apes will stage a successful uprising

    by lv_426

    Social networking you dumb babaloons. These smarty pants apes got Twitter and Facebook you know. Actually, it is too bad Paul Verhoeven didn't make this Apes prebootquel. "You're some kind of big fat smart bug, aren't you?" "Brain Bugs?! Frankly, I find the idea of a Bug that thinks offensive!" Instead of those big fat smart bugs from Starship Troopers, we'd have some big fat smart chimps.

  • Because you never know when the monkeys will grow a brain and go apeshit, or alien bugs will invade us.

  • April 16, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Maybe this movie will surprise us... Oh and about theaters

    by Andrew Coleman

    First off maybe Rise of the Planet of the Apes will have the Apes attacking wildly at first... Kill some people(and take down helicopters). But then the cops and military shoot them. The monkeys learn that guns are the key and change their attack plan. Maybe this movie is just about the first battle. A battle where the monkeys loose. The movie might end with action that is more of a learning point for the monkeys to use weapons. Also I actually laugh at the people who post here about the death of theaters... Here is the thing, when you say that you make it clear that you're a virgin and/or have no friends. Why people go to the theater is to go out with people they know. Prices need to drop... That is true. They might never go down which is a huge mistake. I get that technology is getting better by the day and people are becoming basement dwelling losers. But a lot of people still go out to the movies with their friends. It will be hard for theaters to die. But don't go around ranting triumphantly about this stuff because it screams "I'm a loaner and I hate people who have a girl friend... Or any friends!".

  • April 16, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST

    More unconvincing CG work.

    by MajorFrontbum

    Not impressed at all.

  • April 16, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    The reason the apes will win...

    by catlettuce4

    Because we are all supposed to know already it leads to "The Planet of the Apes", so the writers got lazy and let it be a foregone conclusion without justifying it or earning it with this ridiculous concept. It's not unlikely, it's impossible. The original films' concept of how it happened actually makes sense; this one doesn't. Not enough apes, and once it started happening no-one would question putting them all down with violence, wherever it happened, and even if there were human casualties. It's silly to think they could take over without more on their side, as in the older film series.

  • April 16, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Why couldn't a few hundred apes destroy America?

    by Subtitles_Off

    A few hundred Teabbies have ruined politics. A few hundred screeching pop singers have ruined music. A few hundred steroid users have ruined baseball. Only a dozen or so have ruined AICN. America is easily ruined. "Look, mommy. There's a gorilla in the front yard." "Jasper! Get yer gun! There's a gorilla in the front yard!" "Shut up woman! There ain't no gurrillas in 'Merica! The game's on!" "Mommy, don't let daddy shoot the gorilla. Pleeeeease!" Gorilla eats face.

  • April 16, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Evolution of The Planet of The Apes

    by Subtitles_Off

    Somehow, gay-bait Teabber Paul Ryan extends his "courageous leadership" beyond June. Trump/Palin 2012. New STAR WARS trilogy green-lighted. We'll wipe each other out, while the baboons are wiping their red asses and lip-synching King Louie songs.

  • April 16, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    tbrosz, for the win.

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Everybody they bite turns into an ape."

  • April 17, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST

    "Hail to the Chimps"

    by Ozman X

    is the sequel right?

  • April 17, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    BSB, I take it from the joke you told.....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ....that you've been beaten up by black dudes on more than one occasion.

  • April 17, 2011, 1:46 a.m. CST

    by JAMES S. LIAR

    the first movie of the new planet of the apes series was good,the old series had a underground city for part 2 of its old series the new series should center a apacalyptic era of humans versus apes were there is no law just senseless killing and action it will bring the quality back to movies skyline wasnt as good as it should of been and battle ground la was okay the movies are getting less entertaining!!! suntheghost-

  • April 17, 2011, 2:04 a.m. CST

    I guess their weapon of choice is...

    by kiwicanuck

    ...a monkey wrench.

  • April 17, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    FIGURED IT OUT !!!!! analyzed the trailer,....and ......

    by corplhicks

    When Franco is up describing the wonder drug, look closely behind him at the screen-- pre-ALZ112, Normal, After ALZ112 This implies that they are talking about what happens when they drug is NOT used vs. normal-- since the DRUG IS CALLED ALZ112, and he talks about a "CURE"-- I have figured it out !! basically, there is a massive alzheimer epidemic; the company develops ALZ112 against this epidemic. the the after alz112 shows what happens after vs normal-- obviously enhanced brain function is seen. thats the thing- because alzheimers affects usually people in middle age or older, so for Apes to take over, sometimes dramatic has to have happened. Clearly, what will be implied is that the test subjects, chimps, gorillas? have massive intelligence growth; the thing is, when humans are given this drug, what will happen??????

  • April 17, 2011, 2:20 a.m. CST

    I'm a bit nervous about seeing this...

    by kiwicanuck

    On account of the grisly scene in which Caesar has to cut his own arm off when it gets pinned under the banana truck.

  • April 17, 2011, 2:47 a.m. CST

    we need Karl Pilkington

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    he'd know what to do

  • April 17, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    that's strange I thought apes already had taken over

    by chien_sale

  • April 17, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST

    "Best Marvel film yet"

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

  • April 17, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    parallaxmjm, mattman, d.vader

    by Shan

    The timeline 'could' be interpreted as circular depending on which version of the last film (Battle for the Planet of the Apes) that you see. One of the last scenes in some versions of the film shows the Omega bomb that they detonated at the end of Beneath the Planet of Apes but in other versions they delete it for some reason. "The new Governor Mendez talks the mutant lieutenant out of firing the atomic missile. As they argue, they discover it is the ALPHA-OMEGA bomb. This scene was cut (Only with this sequence reinserted the odd cut from the Caesar conversation involving the humans to the ending sequence makes a little more sense and looks better)." Up to the viewer I guess but this interpretation is really no different to the Terminator series that followed it and how both John Connor and Skynet came to pass, both due to a paradox. Well at least until part 3 and beyond started to confuse things beyond recognition.

  • It's interesting you said that, instead of "you must resent black men for outsmarting you in school, or outperforming you at work." Because as implausible as that would have been, at least you wouldn't be reinforcing the notion that black people are inherently violent. Racist.

  • April 17, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Well, BSB....I'm just trying to follow along and understand here...

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...because your joke didn't say the kid painted himself white, while the other black kids studied really hard and surpassed him academically in school causing him to resent and hate said he hated [black people] after getting beaten by three of them.

  • April 17, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Actually it was more a commentary on black family life and how the cycle of violence permeates the ghetto culture.

  • April 17, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    parallaxmjm, mattman, d.vader

    by Shan

    Mind you, I did find this statement that it was planned to be a circular loop. A loop that ends up killing off all life on Earth completely successfully unlike Skynet. Screenplay writer Paul Dehn, who wrote and co-wrote the sequels, said in interviews (quoted in The Planet of the Apes Chronicles, by Paul Woods) that the story he was writing had a circular timeline: "The whole thing has become a very logical development in the form of a circle. I have a complete chronology of the time circle mapped out, and when I start a new script, I check every supposition I make against the chart to see if it is correct to use it." "While I was out there [in California], Arthur Jacobs said he thought this would be the last so I fitted it together so that it fitted in with the beginning of Apes One, so that the wheel had come full circle and one could stop there quite happily, I think." [edit]

  • April 17, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I bet this movie ends with Mark Wahlberg looking at Ape-raham Lincoln!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 17, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    One thing is certain from the last shot of trailer.

    by UltraTron

    There's no more argument about prosthetics. Try getting your rubber to emote at that level. End of line.

  • April 17, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    the new Thor trailer is a lot better than the crap we were being fed before


    3 1/2 stars? That's pretty damn good considering how awful this movie initially looked. Harry. You got scooped by IGN. IGN!!! is there a way to make IGN in BOLD TYPE!?!?

  • April 17, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Does tear gas work on apes?

    by kjmad25

    And is it just damn, dirty apes? Or do the chimps and monkeys team up with them as well?

  • April 17, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    just when you thought this talkback was dead Braindrain comes to save the day!


    What was your old screen name? Lockesbrokenleg? lol

  • April 17, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Where's the cool "concept art?"

    by GrendelGrendelGrendel

    The thing you posted is ugly, and looks just like every other piece of high school deviant art...

  • April 18, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Rise of the...

    by Rodie

    Rise of the Apes, Rise of the Machines, Rise of Cobra, The Dark Knight Rises... Isn't there anything people can do in movies these days besides RISE?

  • April 18, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Take over the planet?

    by Darth Macchio

    If you only and always only look at things from within a single lifetime, nothing looks possible. But yet if you stretch your imagination over the generations, well then anything is possible. I'm not trying to defend a movie I haven't anymore than some of you are trying to denigrate it prior to seeing it but all kinds of stuff can happen right under people's noses and then, by the time they realize what's happening, it's too late to do anything about it. As an aside, apes that have been taught sign language in captivity have taught other apes in the wild to sign without human intervention. So an modern ape teaching another ape something we taught them is readily demonstrated in nature. Apes taking over tomorrow or even in 20 years? Ridiculous. But after 250? Even 150? Well, who knows? Could be just as unlikely or already a done deal in 200 years...

  • April 18, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Looks Like Shit

    by John

    Big surprise. Here's my idea for a much better opening act of this movie franchise...and I'm making it up AS I TYPE IT. Tell me it doesn't sound a lot more interesting than the scat you know this movie will be after watching the trailer... Mountain gorillas living in the Mountains of the Moon (the Rwenzori mountain range straddling the borders of Uganda and Zaire) come into contact with the underground Copper City of Umbaba (actually claimed to exist by Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa and many African tribes) which is an ancient, high-tech reptilian base. Now we don't see these reptilians, but the legend is referred when an anthropologist/reporter/whatever investigates the sudden surge in violent gorilla attacks in the local villages surrounding the mountains. Anyway, one of the gorillas is caught (after half an hour of pants-wetting jungle excitement) and taken back to America. The gorilla is now in a lab and can talk. His DNA structure has been altered, or 'repaired' as one white-coated scientific dick tells us, meaning that at some point in pre-history ape intelligence was genetically-suppressed by technology and parties unknown. Lots of creepy, interesting bullshit follows in a Hannibal Lecteresque fashion trying to extract information out of this gorilla as to what his species has come into contact with in the Mountains of the Moon (i.e. the reptilian base of Umbaba). It's already a lot more fucking interesting, right? That took half a minute to come up with. Instead we get James-fucking-Franco inventing an Alzheimers cure and monkeys escaping from a fucking lab. Jesus.

  • April 18, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Well, if 12 monkeys could take over the world

    by ReportAbuse

    I see no reason why a slightly larger number of apes couldn't, no reason at all. And they say every hundredth one is super-smart or something.

  • April 19, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Dear Rise of Fett

    by redkamel

    You must learn about something called "consistent reality". We understand this is a movie in the present or near future where apes are given intelligence and then rise up. However, that alone is the premise. Is it in the future where there are many apes? Doesn't look like it. It in a time and place similiar to our own? Looks like it. Then I can assume there not many apes on the planet. So the premise is flawed, it has a huge gap. They have to explain how a few apes can take over the world. And that what makes it stupid. Its like if I was watching a space movie about interstellar travel, and someone went into space, removed their helmet and breathed air . Would you type in all caps "ITS JUST A MOVIE! CALM DOWN!" Just because people can go through hyperspace doesn't mean they can breathe vaccuum too. No is complaing that Rango, being a chameleon, would die instantly in the desert, or was kept in a glass terranium. its a kids movie, it has talking animals living in a village. Thats fine. Its part of the movie's world. Notice they all spoke English and were western. No weird Japanese animals, aliens or something inconsistent with that movie world. Do you understand? Some things are a part of the movie, ok, we get that. Other things are part of "reality","common sense", the "movie world". So if you want to break those, you need to make it clear how, why and that the film is going to do that.

  • April 19, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST


    by redkamel

    Its sad when the best ideas for movies are on fucking movie message boards. Someone had one for Predators. It was just to remake Predator in the Middle East. Best fighters in the world, cool terrain, heavy machinery to fight the predator with. Could even mix in some taliban fighting Predator. Instead we got the POS Predator sequel no one wanted that was strictly by the books for any action flick. "Elite team picked off one by one"

  • April 19, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Oh no, not San Francisco!

    by Duke Togo

    Monkeys already took over San Francisco decades ago. Twats. That scene's having the same effect as when the White House was shown being demolished in Independence Day. The crowd cheered, and it had the exact opposite of its intended effect.