I guess it’s only appropriate that Andy Serkis’s last hit role was playing a man named Monkey in the game Enslaved. Why? Because he is playing Caesar, the leader of the Ape Revolution and the ape behind the initial attack on humans. RotPotA is the origin story in a planned reboot of the series. It details how apes came into power and how they suddenly became more evolved than us. James Franco (you heard me right) plays a scientist who is working on the cure for Alzheimer’s and is using apes as the test subjects. One of the apes (Caesar) takes really well to the serum, becoming more advanced intellectually and mutating into a more evolved being and not just another animal. And you can probably guess what happens next. If you don’t know then go ahead and go watch the original series. But not the Tim Burton remake…anything but that.
Here is the trailer-
It looks halfway decent but honestly I go back to my point of graphics over quality. Can the film stand on it’s own merits and not just be another pretty film without any depth? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s any good.
Next up is Melancholia-
Lars von Trier’s last movie Antichrist has became a very polarizing film. Most people either see it as a masterpiece of art cinema or as a wildly controversial and, at times, unwatchable (not in the bad sense but in what happens during the film) film. His newest movie looks, in my opinion, slightly safe. I mean I understand it’s about the end of the world and it will end with everything being destroyed (Lars said it already and seems to not care about whether or not people know this) but in terms of content it seems pretty mainstream. Now don’t get me wrong this isn’t a totally bad thing, as it may bring him more fans who were put off by the content and quality of Antichrist. I’m just saying for a guy who’s last film had a demonic fox eating itself (and much more) two sisters bickering and drifting apart while dealing with other personal issues doesn’t seem like the kind of film he would make. Now not much else is known about the film, and honestly I think Trier wants to keep it that way, but from what I’ve seen it does actually look good. I am a big Sutherland fan as well as a big Hurt and Dunst fan so to see them together is great. My only complaint, besides the safe thing (and that’s a very tiny one at that) is that they seem to whisper a lot. If 2009′s Public Enemies taught me anything it’s that whispering constantly or for long periods of time becomes tedious to sit through. But they probably won’t be whispering when the sky comes down.
Here is the trailer-
Well we can only wait and see but I do want to see this for sure.
These are just my opinions though. Leave your comments in the section below and tell me what you think and I will see you all next week on Trailer Talk Thursday.