Great Ape Photos From ‘Planet of the Apes’ Sequel

If you don’t read USA Today (translation: You didn’t stay in a motel last night), you probably have not seen the clutch of excellent photographs 20th Century Fox released to the newspaper for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. These images make me want to see the movie.

Director Matt Reeves is excited about the sequel to his 2011 hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes:

“We’ve got apes on horses. There is a sense in the beginning of the movie that apes have inherited the Earth. You see the species as it takes dominion over the planet. It’s an ape-world. That’s the fun of it.”

Not only is it great to see these to glean information about the movie, I am impressed with the look of the apes. Remember, that all the simian characters are played by actors in motion-capture suits, just like star Andy Serkis as Caesar — so all the ape fur has been generated by computers. And some mighty fine looking fur it is! Of course, the true test is seeing the apes in motion to judge how the fur moves, but going by the photos, the film looks very encouraging.

But the movie is about more than technical wizardry, promises Serkis:

“Caesar not only has a wife, but also an infant son and a teenage son. This film centers around the notion of family — the survival of the family and what lengths you would go to to protect them when life is extremely hard and tough.”

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens July 11.

Oh, yeah? Sez you!

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