What do we have here? Oh, another rebooted movie franchise. Ho hum . . . wait just a second! Unlike many of the movie franchises that have had the fate of a reboot, this Planet of the Apes reboot has more potential than it may seem.
First, they are exploring territory that was previously unexplored in the original movies. So, they have a lot of creative room to make and, perhaps even enhance, the franchise as a whole. People love exploring the unknown and that is exactly where these movies are going to an extent. Yes, we know the general outcome, but how that outcome is reached is fairly unknown. Also, the first movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, was a surprising hit, which only adds to the momentum of this next movie.
Now, onto Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. According to IMDb, James Franco is not reprising his role, but Gary Oldman is in. Can we even call that a wash? I’m calling it an advantage (Sorry Franco, you ain’t quite on Oldman’s level). Keri Russell and Judy Greer are nice female additions to the cast. But don’t worry, Andy Serkis is returning as Caesar (you know, the main monkey).
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 11, 2014.