A new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer was released last night, giving us even more insight as to where this most-awesome of reboots is going to take us, come the film’s release in July this year.
Dissension is in the ranks of both surviving humans and the growing population of intelligent apes in a world gone totally mad. With the humans, its Dreyfus (Gary Oldman) who barks for calls to war with the apes in order to protect the survival of the human race and Malcolm (Jason Clarke), who having befriended Caesar, makes the argument for peace. For the apes, Koba (Toby Kebbell) challenges Caesar (Andy Serkis) with calls to wipe out the humans. In the end, we see war ultimately breaking out, with the terrifying images of apes on horseback, firing automatic weapons into the human fortifications. Where will it end?
For those old enough to have had the pleasure of seeing the original 1968 Planet of the Apes, starring a young Charlton Heston, you would know that things do not end up so well for the human race and that the events we see in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, are really just the beginning of a rapid yet torturous decline of one species and the rise of another.