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Mark Newton

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will bound into theaters in just under a month, and with this in mind, 20th Century has just debuted the final trailer for the reboot sequel.

We saw a first clip from the Matt Reeves' directed film yesterday, but today's trailer is sure to blow you away. Despite Caesar's attempts at peace, it seems all out war with our ape brethren is inevitable. Check out the trailer below:

[Dawn of the Planet of the Apes](movie:322904) definitely looks like it's going to feature some never-before-seen scenes. I mean, how often do you see an army of mounted chimps dual-wielding machine-guns?

We also get to see elements of internal strife in the ape camp - especially from Ceasar's bonobo lieutenant, Koba. This isn't too surprising when you consider Koba was a nickname for Stalin, and perhaps there could be a bit of a power struggle for Caesar to deal with. Does that mean Caesar is an allegory of Trotsky? Could Dawn of the Planet of the Apes be a satire of the Russian Revolution and the betrayal of the true Marxist system - but told with talking animals? That's certainly never been done before...

Perhaps most interesting of all, however, the hints of the more tragic undertones of the film - a message that war is often caused by the fear borne from ignorance and prejudice. Hopefully, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will carry over the unexpected emotional heft of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on July 17.


What did you think of the final Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer?

Source: EmpireOnline


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