Latest Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer

Latest Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer

Yeah, the title is a bit of a mouthful. Sure, it looks pretty silly. But for those who love the Planet of the Apes franchise (and there’s certainly a lot of you out there) this could be a welcome reboot/prequel. Actually, maybe not so fast. Prequels have been a mixed bag at best at the multiplex, and Tim Burton’s 2001 attempt at a re-imagining of the original film was pretty terrible, with an incomprehensible and downright stupid twist at the end. James Franco appears to be doing his serious face a lot in the trailer, but if nothing else the ape action looks pretty cool. We’ll see for sure if this was a misstep or not when it’s released August 5, 2011.