Rise of the Apes

Posted on June 5, 2011

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This afternoon the Northerner and I took a lovely walk along the river. We started off in Hampton Court and ended up in Kingston. Our afternoon outdoors was sadly short-lived as the heavens opened and we were forced to duck into the cinema. No hardship, we opted for the latest X-men film which was pretty good; and after watching him in action, I’ve decided that Michael Fassbender could give Daniel Craig a run for his money as Bond.

Before they became enemies: (front left and right) the young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy)

Now I’m a regular cinema-goer and I’ve usually seen most trailers so I prefer to slip into my seat just before the film starts. But today I was treated to the latest trailer of the Planet of the Apes film – Rise of the Apes – which is due out in August.

I have to say I am very excited about seeing it on the big screen. The computer animation (created by Weta Digital, the brains behind Avatar and King Kong) looks impressive and I’m intrigued by the storyline of how the apes were able to develop their brains through scientific enhancement. There is something quite plausible about the plot that leaves me with a chill, see for yourself.

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