As August’s release date for Rise of the Planet of the Apes draws ever closer, we are getting more and more in the way of publicity material and so far, all of it is pretty strong. This time, we have a clip introduced by Andy Serkis, once again on ape perf-cap duties as Caesar. We then see a longer clip featuring some material already familiar to us from the trailers, showing Caesar making his escape and then sharing the brain-developing goodness with his fellow simians.
Although it is a short clip, the sense of atmosphere and danger is built very impressively and bodes well for the finished film, which seems to demonstrate a welcome melding of excitement and smarts. This may yet mark itself out as one of the more intelligent blockbusters of the silly season, though the field of competition does not run terribly deep in that respect.