The latest clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes paints a pretty interesting picture.
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his band of apes have the human stronghold completely surrounded. They are certainly there to make a point, and their massive presence does that and then some.
But, there’s more to this moment than a sheer show of force. Caesar speaks! And as we know from that previously released Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip, Caesar and Jason Clarke’s character have forged a relationship hoping to avert a war between simians and humans.
But, Gary Oldman doesn’t see it that way, and Caesar seeks to make the point that if humans come near them, it will not end well.
What is striking to the humans who are in awe of the sheer magnitude of the apes at their front door is not only just their numbers, but that they speak. And that, more than anything, is utterly terrifying!
Caesar says, “Apes do not want war. Do not come back!”
I’d be like, “OK, consider it done.” But, as we know from that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer, Oldman will do just that.
Watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes online to get ready for the big sequel landing in theaters July 11.