What Happened Between the Planet of the Apes Films?

What Happened Between the Planet of the Apes Films?

There's a ten-year gap between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes... so what happened?

A lot's gone down between 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the latest installment, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -- the movies are set 10 years apart, which leaves a lot of untold stories in between. If you want to get up to speed before seeing Dawn this weekend, you'll want to check out these three short films, created by Motherboard Productions and Fox that delve in to just what became of the human race after the Simian Flu outbreak in Rise.

The first video shows the aftermath of the Simian Flu, the second shows humanity's struggle to survive, and the third follows the path of a single gun over the past decade of the story. For tie-in media, they're surprisingly moving -- and definitely worth watching before you hit the theater to see Dawn. Watch the first of the trio above and check out the others below.

Source: Bleeding Cool


The girl in the second video had a really bad voiceover. I'm not criticizing her accent, but it just felt really forced.

Really liked the third one, in fact I could have done without seeing the other two entirely.

Damn, son... That third one takes the gun cake, hands down!

Also, all three of them made me realized how pretty awesome these prequel PotA movies have been overall, even down on the "sure, I know what's going to happen next, but dammit, this suspense is still getting to me" vibe!

...And now I hope the Prometheus sequel does the same..

You could skip the first two videos, they are nothing special. But the third... man, the third is amazing. I'd watch a whole movie with that style.

Third one was definitely the best. So, I've been wondering since the first reboot, if the virus is airborne and can spread easily and any ape that comes into contact with the virus becomes more intelligent. Does that mean If it could travel across the globe to the point it destroyed human civilization it could also infect the apes planet wide and cause them all to "evolve" instead of just Ceasar's bunch? That would be really cool, because the original films made it seem like there were only apes in one area. Instead there could be a whole world filled with different civilizations, and their vastly reduced human counterparts.

Also when are the humans gonna nuke the crap out of each other? Or are they just gonna drop that sub-plot.


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