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Monkey Vs. Horse: Spoilerific Comic-Con Clip For 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Picks Up The Pace

by Oliver Lyttelton
July 22, 2011 1:42 AM
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We're still on something of a knife-edge about "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," two weeks away from the film's release: talented director Rupert Wyatt and performance capture star Andy Serkis have talked a good talk so far, and elements of it have been intriguing, but the trailers for the most part have been a mixed bag. Unsurprisingly, Fox were out in force with the film on Day 1 of Comic-Con yesterday, with both Wyatt and Serkis on hand to talk up the film, and debuting a new clip, focusing on the third-act ape revolution that looks to hold most of the big action. That clip has now made its way online.

And you know what? We're impressed. Glimpses of these big sequences have been seen in the past, but the scale and scope has only just been made really apparent, and if nothing else, Wyatt shows a very impressive handle on the action, not to mention the effects, which get more impressive the closer we get to release. Somehow, what we were concerned might seem a little silly (and, let's be honest, who knew there were so many apes knocking around San Francisco waiting for the revolution?) seems more plausible here. Also, Draco Malfoy gets blasted with a hose, which is good value for money.

ALSO, A MONKEY FIGHTS A MOTHERFUCKING HORSE.

We're not 100% in the tank on this one yet: James Franco is still a concern, for instance, having seemed firmly on autopilot in earlier clips. But we're certainly more intrigued than we've been before, and word from the Hall H floor is strong. The film will start screening in the next few weeks, so we'll find out if it's worked out before the movie opens on August 5th. Check the clip out below; be warned however, it does give away a fair bit, including what seems to be the death of a major character.

DID WE MENTION A MONKEY FIGHTS A MOTHERFUCKING HORSE? [via ONTD.]

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9 Comments

  • frances3320@sbcglobal.net | August 13, 2011 5:31 AMReply

    Rodie: Try "cruelty to animals = payback "???? (I wish) just for starters.

  • frances jackson | August 13, 2011 5:27 AMReply

    They're not monkeys, you jerks. They are apes.

  • apefan1 | July 23, 2011 8:14 AMReply

    "Get your stinkin' paws off me you damn dirty ape! " - I hope they at least kept that line in the movie. - Otherwise, this looks cool.

  • scribe | July 22, 2011 10:13 AMReply

    all right you got me, i'm fucking in. damn i wanted to hate this movie. great job to all involved!

  • tristan eldritch | July 22, 2011 6:04 AMReply

    looks seriously fun.

  • Rufus | July 22, 2011 5:09 AMReply

    Gnarly.

  • rotch | July 22, 2011 4:54 AMReply

    so this is about monkeys that create a monkey-multiplying ray that allows them to conquer the world?

  • Drew | July 22, 2011 2:17 AMReply

    If 20th Century Fox spoils this movie for viewers any more than it has already, not sure there'll be anything left to watch in the theater.

  • rodie | July 22, 2011 1:53 AMReply

    What is it that this movie is trying to say? What's the underlying theme?

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