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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Steals Your Machine Gun In The Latest Clip

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If you’ve watched the most recent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer, there are a number of striking scenes and images, but none quite as memorable as that of Koba (Toby Kebbell), a one-eyed bonobo, outsmarting two humans and stealing their machine gun. In this latest clip from the Matt Reeves-directed film, lets that entire scene play out in nightmarish fashion. What starts as fun and comical, at least to the people involved, takes a harsh turn in short fashion. Let this be a lesson, when fighting super smart apes, never let you guard down or you’re totally screwed.

The story is set up like this: Dawn takes place ten years after the events Rise of the Planet of the Apes. As Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his army of freed apes fled, they inadvertently spread a man made virus, the result of Will’s (James Franco) attempts to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease from the first film. While the apes escape and thrive, nearly half the human population succumbs to the disease, and society crumbles and reverts to a much more primitive state.

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War Begins In Not One But Two Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailers

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We knew that this was coming, that a final Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer was scheduled to arrive tonight, but those cheeky bastards over at 20th Century Fox surprised everyone and dropped two. The first is the domestic version, while the second is an international cut, and both are fantastic. Largely the same, there are definite distinct differences between the two, and each features a decent amount of new footage missing from the other. It’s a sly way to get you to check out both, which you totally should.

Watching this is a little bit like watching the smaller bits and pieces stitched together with fresh footage in order to give you a clearer, more comprehensive view of the conflict. You’ll recognize some footage, but the way they lay out the emotionality, especially Caesar’s (Andy Serkis), takes a different direction and provides a different perspective.

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Extended TV Spot Rides Through Fire

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Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is about to take over the known theatrical world, but 20th Century Fox doesn’t want you to forget about their biggest movie release of the summer, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They’re planning to unveil a new, and final, trailer tomorrow, but that’s not going to keep them from pumping up their film today. Earlier, they released the first clip from the movie, but now we’ve got an extended TV spot to add to that, as well as a brief teaser to remind you about the full trailer tomorrow.

After watching this video, it’s hard to imagine what more they want out of a full trailer. This teases your appetite for the action, lays out the basic story and conflict, and has both Gary Oldman firing a rocket launcher and apes on horseback riding through flames. Anything else they want to tell us about their movie is just icing on the cake at this point.

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Licensing Expo Provides New Looks At Jurassic World, Terminator, And Many More

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The annual Licensing Expo is underway in Las Vegas. This is traditionally where we get our first look at the potential marketing materials, logos, and whatnot for tons of upcoming films and TV shows. As far as genres go, they run the gamut, but there is always a rather strong sci-fi showing in the house, and this year is no exception.

These images, from Coming Soon, feature things that are coming up on the schedule shortly, even a few movies and shows that we’ll actually see this summer, as well as things that are barely in the planning stages and that we won’t lay eyes on for years to come. But when has it ever been too early to get excited for an exciting science fiction project, or a new adaptation of a beloved property?

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Book Review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes: Firestorm

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DawnApesDirector Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit movie theaters next month. The latest installment in the venerable franchise takes place ten years after the last outing, 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and, as you probably imagined, a fair amount has transpired in that decade. In order to fill the gaps, there is the official prequel companion novel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm by Greg Keyes. While this quick read gives you an interesting glimpse at the events that went down between the two films, and isn’t terrible, there’s not much to recommend it as a standalone work.

From the title, you know that this is obviously being marketed in conjunction with the new movie. Though Firestorm is officially a prequel to a sequel to a prequel, the book functions more as a straight follow up to Rise. The action kicks in immediately in the aftermath of the super smart chimpanzee Caesar freeing all of his ape brothers and sisters, and that climax on the Golden Gate Bridge. As the apes escape, they inadvertently leave behind a manmade virus that wreaks havoc on the human population, and as they attempt to make it to freedom, human civilization has to deal with this fast moving new plague.

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Featurette Fills In The Gaps

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Between Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Matt Reeve’s upcoming follow up Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, ten years elapses—in that world, obviously not in the real world. A lot can happen in a decade, and in fact, quite a bit does in this story. A new video looks to fill the gaps between the events of the two movies, and should get you prepared for Dawn.

Framed as a collage of news and archival footage, it is doubtful that any of this will appear in the actual film, but this video does a solid job of describing the world after the super smart chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis) frees his fellow apes and makes a break for it. See, in their wake, they inadvertently spread a nasty new virus that wipes out more than half of the human race. Dubbed the Simian Flu, the disease is actually a man made creation, it came from a lab.