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Allow the intensity of the final trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wash over you for a moment. That sure is a lot of primates riding horses and shooting guns. How can humanity even hope to withstand such an onslaught?
Considering the history of the Fox franchise — apes ruling over humans in the far-flung future — it’s entirely possible that humans will crumble underneath the weight of these intelligent primates led by Caesar.
Ten years pass as the Simian Flu strikes around the world, causing mankind to cripple by dissension and the epidemic’s effects. As cities deteriorate and the fabric of society dissolves, the dawn of a new era is about to begin.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Directed by Matt Reeves, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Karin Konoval and Judy Greer. The film opens July 11.