Monkeying around

… I see there is a second Planet of the Apes trailer for the new Rise of the Planet of the Apes film. Those dirty genetic engineers. One day they’ll cure cancer… and create a slave race that will smash humanity and overthrow our terrible rule over the Earth. Or something like that.

This trailer brings a little depth and pathos to the story of Caesar.

Enjoy…

2 Responses to “Monkeying around”

  1. brett
    June 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    When i see this ad, i wonder why bother; the original series covered this pretty well.

    As soon as you make things more realistic however, you make the plotholes more obvious. The magic gas makes apes smart. But not humans other species? So … hang on, i suspect we’d have much closer genetic affinity to a chimp than a chimp has to a gorilla. And they better not get Bonobos involved, or the whole revolution will spin off into a x-rated porno.

    What’s with the makers of these films and jumping gorillas? Since when have gorillas been good jumpers? Did they splice in grasshopper DNA as well?

    I can’t suspend disbelief far enough to make this work. The original premise, of making the primates household pets, because there were no dogs or cats, at least explained the population that they’d need to stage a good revolution. Because sure, they might win a few battles initially, but then the gloves would be off, and if you compare the populations of humans with the population of all other primates combined, it’s no contest. They just don’t have the manpower… i mean gorilla power.. even assuming they suddenly acquire human intelligence.

    And intelligence doesn’t equate with knowledge, training and infrastructure which is what you’d need to avoid outright genocide as retaliation. Humans haven’t had a real enemy for a very long time, except each other, and united against a threat with only raw intelligence and big muscles, we’d be lethal and vicious and thorough.

  2. July 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    “Humans haven’t had a real enemy for a very long time, except each other, and united against a threat with only raw intelligence and big muscles, we’d be lethal and vicious and thorough.”

    THAT’S a cool plot!!

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