The sequel to the soft reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise is coming to a theatre near you.
Dawn aims to be one thing, epic. It’s attempting to turn up the drama and gravitas. And from the look of the trailer, succeeding. The initial entry into the newly re-started franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was a refreshingly stripped back, bare bone narrative that kept large swaths of the original franchise’s fourth film Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
The film also kept the core concept of science fiction as an allegory, operating as an animal rights piece. That along with the fact that it’s essentially a Frankenstein’s Monster story is an extremely intelligent way to tackle what could have been an awful money grab out of a dead franchise.
As the release date grows closer, the final trailer has popped up online. And it looks wonderful.