If you were on the fence about watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes, this SDCC trailer should probably put over the edge. Why? Because it is nothing but apes kicking ass, running around, and freaking the fuck out. It’s unbelievably awesome. Look, I know it makes no sense — how Caesar gets his hands on clearly thousands of monkey minions, or how they don’t get torn apart by machine guns within 10 minutes of uprising — but I don’t care because it is entertaining as all hell. Seriously, I’m kind of concerned at how enraptured I am with this monkey-on-human violence, because I want this to be the entire damn movie. (Via First Showing)
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