The Rise of The Planet of the Apes: Two Trailers, Two Reactions, One Conclusion
It’s been a very long time since a 2 min 30 sec trailer has grabbed my attention, and even longer since a summer blockbuster trailer has made me react. Apparently the second trailer of the Rise of The Planet of the Apes was the one to fulfill this arduous task.
Weeks ago I watched the first -and official 20th Century Fox – trailer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes with a mild interest. The trailer focuses on the impressive quality of the motion capture technique used to animate the Apes by Weta Digital, Peter Jackson’s company also working on Tintin and Hobbit. (Andy Serkis also being in the three movies, respectively as the lead Ape Ceaser, Captain Haddock and Gollum.)
The trailer also shows glimpses of well crafted action sequences in a sci-fi (on the verge of going dystopian) universe, but in my standards, that’s no longer enough to have me get excited about a movie. Especially since we now live in at a time where with a lot of money and time you can achieve pretty much anything visually.
Watch Trailer 1 here:
The second trailer, screened right before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is another story. Focusing on Ceasar’s journey up to the inciting incident that gets him to rebel and rise, it takes you to a whole different place and all of a sudden, I found myself caring for the Apes. (And I’m no Linda McCartney.)
At the end of the two minutes, I felt that this movie was going to put me in an awkward and unexpected position, I will have to decide who to root for, and it might not be the humans.
Now I’m excited.
Watch the second trailer here:
Which trailer do you like best? Will you go watch Apes rise?