New Trailer & Images From RISE OF THE APES Lack Charm Of Original

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Rise of the Planet of the Apes / Facebook

Weta Digital has just released several concept images from "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (I liked 'Rise of the Apes' better) via the film's official Facebook page. Though the images are pretty cool I can't help thinking that the film lacks the basic charm of the original film series. Granted, the apes .... well look like 'real' apes, it was the human-like qualities of using actors in ape make-up that allowed audiences back in the 60s and 70s to identify with with them. I wonder how much modern audiences will embrace these apes?

For me ..... I'm just not feeling it right now.

Some of these new concept photos look really cool, apes attacking soldiers in downtown San Francisco, apes scaling the Golden Gate bridge and apes with spears on top of a building. The others kinda look rather comical, apes jumping on cars like they used to do at Lion Country Safari and apes scaring shoppers at the mall.

A mixed bag in my mind.

It, of course, is way too early to pass any kind of judgement on this one. Part of me wants to like it, the other wants to ignore it and watch Taylor, Cornelius and Zira on DVD.

Check these out and formulate your own opinion:

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah I agree I think the title Rise Of The Apes was a better title,then Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes I feel the new title is a little awkward. I also agree that the use of CGI over costumes is a stupid idea, the costumes/Make Up looked so good in the original movie`s. But i`m still going to give it a chance and so far I think the new trailer looks pretty good.