The “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” trailer caused quite the stir when it roared its way online back in April. And if you’re suddenly finding yourself craving bananas again… well, there’s a very good reason why.
A brand new trailer for the “Planet of the Apes” prequel-reboot hybrid has hit the ’net courtesy of Yahoo, bringing all of the ferocious intensity that the first bit of footage had to offer while upping the ante on the character and story development fronts.
Without a doubt, this latest “Planet of the Apes” trailer puts the emphasis on character. James Franco’s character, who came off as a self-determined and unrelenting visionary in that first trailer — something of a narcissist, really — shows new sides of himself here, a man who’s invested in his project not just on a professional level, but on a personal level. He’s developing a bond with Caesar, the increasingly intelligent chimp played by legendary motion capture artist Andy Serkis, and it’s one that his superiors aren’t too hot on.
Speaking of Caesar, he is all over the place in this new trailer. We haven’t seen much from him so far beyond that supremely sheisty look he gives the camera at the end of the first trailer, but now, we have a much better sense of the ape that’ll ultimately pave the way for mankind’s downfall.
Personally, I think this trailer’s even better than the last. You get all of the ferocity of that first glimpse of the “Apes” combined with a firmer grasp on character and story. Best of both worlds. But what do you think? Is this movie looking like it’s worth your while, or are you planning on passing already? Give us your take in the comments section and on Twitter!