‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Images: The Ape Shall Inherit the Earth

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Hollywood movies have taught us many times over that messing around with science too carelessly can have very bad consequences, but if you happen to be an ape (of the non-human variety, mind you) then Rise of the Planet of the Apes could probably be considered to have a very happy ending. The same virus that gifted humanity’s hairy cousins with extreme intelligence had a somewhat less positive effect on humanity itself, quickly devastating the world’s population in the space of a single ending credits animation.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes picks up ten years later, with ape leader Caesar now a leader and a father within a growing ape civilization. Humanity has taken a terrible blow but hasn’t been wiped out yet, and a small group of humans led by Malcolm (Jason Clarke) leave their nearby settlement and reach out to the apes in the hope of establishing a truce.

As the name of the film suggests, peaceful co-existence between apes and humans isn’t likely to last as a long-term solution, and the latest batch of stills from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, released by USA Today, don’t offer up much hope either. While there are some glimpses of the humans and apes sharing common ground without clawing each other to pieces, the overall tone indicates that a war is on the horizon – and now the apes know how to use shotguns (click any of the following images to enlarge).

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Sadly none of the images show Caesar’s wise orangutan compatriot Maurice, but rest assured that he hasn’t died off in the interim years between Rise and Dawn. A TV spot released recently showed Maurice on horseback next to Caesar on the front line of the apes’ war party, with Koba (Toby Kebbell) as his second-in-command.

The images and trailers so far have certainly hinted at a much less forgiving Caesar than the ape who insisted on minimal human casualties during the clash on the bridge at the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Could this be the start of a war that wipes humanity out altogether?

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in U.S. theaters on July 11th, 2014.

Source: USA Today

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  1. Holy crap! The apes look amazingly real. I love technology.

    • The scowls on their faces look like several of my bosses at Wal-Mart.

      • ha ha :P

        the expressions look so real.

  2. Looks like the Apes wont be all bad that there will be an understanding between the main protagonist and the apes, perhaps Caesar, yet a battle still ensues…I’d love to see how they choose to end this installment.

  3. Apes riding horses and firing shotguns where can I buy my ticket.

  4. I should point out that humans are apes, so…The Ape has already inherited the earth. Now, if you meant to say the non-humanoid apes shall inherit the earth that would be more accurate. Otherwise you haven’t stated a change in the order of things.

    • I disagree humans are hominoids.

    • Now isn’t the time to bring up accurate science. I mean it’s a film where Apes are weilding shotguns and horseback riding.

      • +1

    • Damn dirty humanapes!

      • True story:

        When I was a young kid and the original Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston first came out, I begged my mom to take me to the drive-in to see it, and she finally agreed. Of course, being a typical kid, I picked up on several lines since this was finally a “grown-up movie” where the characters swore, and being a typical little kid, this now made it alright for me to do the same. For the next few days, every possible opportunity I had, I would walk around pounding tables, the ground, or whatever was handy, growling, “G*d d*mn you! D*mn you clear to H*ll!” and similar variations on that particular line. Finally my dad had experienced enough of my smart mouth, and so walked up to me and firmly grasping my shoulder, said, “Alright, that’s enough!! I don’t want to hear you say that again! Is that clear?!” Well, about that time it occurred to me there was another rather choice line in the movie, and so I thought now would be a good time to espouse it, so I used my best gutteral snarl to elicit, “Take your stinking paws off me, you d*mned dirty ape!”

        I didn’t sit for a week….!

    • They actually went back and addressed this, I see. Nice.

  5. What a coincidence: here I was sitting here eating some “chimp-chow” (a banana) and this article appeared on the screen-rant column!

  6. i saw the 1st one in theatres and as soon as Ceasar spoke that word at the end everyone in the theatre just laughed like that was stupid but has anyone not realized that the original planet of the apes spoke just as well as humans and im sure there gonna be alot more evolved in this movie, seeing humnas using weapons shows the apes that humans have the upper hand so they figure they can use weapons along with there quantity and hope to have an advantage

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