Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been getting some phenomenal early buzz, both on the Twittersphere and in video blogs and first impressions pieces. And judging from the quality of this clip, I can guess why.
Because Caesar is on a horse, son!
There’s plenty to be said for the power of Serkis’ performance, the photo-real effects work, the subtle musical accompaniment and the striking visual imagery, complimented by a Spartan use of language. But in fairness, that ape was on a horse.
As if we were the Boss of all the Bosses.
I literally seethe with anticipation for this one. And I am totally up for the apes. And not because I’m pacifist or an animal lover or even because I’m supposed to root for them. But because when faced with machine gun fire they climb atop horseys and rocky them pointy sticks as if they don’t give a single f***!
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes knuckles its way into cinemas on July 17th