Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Must Watch: Short Films Lay Groundwork For DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Check these three HD shorts that nicely help set up DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Love the innovation in this marketing! About 10 years have past since RISE so there is a need for something like this to help set the stage.

These are not movie clips but rather standalone shorts inspired and presented by the franchise. Here are titles of the shorts in chronological order:
- Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1)
- Struggling to Survive: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 5)
- Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10)

I'd say it's a must watch. No spoilers. The actors are not involved with any of the other movies and some fairly good production value as well. The last short in particular is quite inventive.

Here's the storyline for the movie:
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.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES opens on July 11 in native 3D shot on 3ality Technica rigs. Thanks sigma66 for the heads up.

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