First photo from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Have a look, drink it with your eyes, that’s the first pic from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (or DOTPOTA) and you might be asking a vital question ‘where the hell are the apes?’. Well obviously you’ve already figured out that those are motion capture actors on the horses but I needed an intro so I patronised you all.

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Anyway what does this tell us?  DOTPOTA is the sequel to the very good Rise of the planet of the Apes (or ROTPOTA, damn this is tedious) and is set after the chimp protagonist Caesar organised an impromptu simian uprising and f**ked off into the Forrest.  The pic from the sequel suggests that the primates’ intelligence has increased since they’re riding horses now.  So it’s difficult to guess the time that has lapsed between the movies.  Hands up who here can ride a horse?  OK then, hands up if you’re an ape?  Yeah I thought so.  This means that instead of teaching monkeys equestrian principles they’re bringing back humans with ping pong balls stuck to their bodies.

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On a side note as discussed previously in this blog I have maimouphobia which sounds like I’m scared of having my legs cut off but is actually the official word for fear of monkeys. Your task tomorrow is to drop the word into normal conversation. Let me know how you get on!

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