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Watch new 'Dawn Of The Planet Apes' full-length trailer

On May 8, 2014 20th Century Fox released the first full-length trailer for "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes." The extended trailer gives much more insight into the plot of the film, which is clearly a take off the 1973 film "Battle Of The Planet Of The Apes." You can watch the full clip at the top of the page.

Still image from "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" official Facebook page
Still image from "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" official Facebook page

On first inspection, here are some key points worth noting; firstly, Caesar has expanded his English vocabulary from the prequel 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' ("Home, Family, Future" is his motto). And he has maintained his position as the group leader. Apes are now the dominant species ruling Earth. But while much of humanity was wiped out from the simian flu seen spreading across the globe in the prequel, there are a small band of human survivors.

It appears that two human characters, played by Jason Clarke and Kerri Russell, want to co-exist in harmony with the apes. Clarke's characters says to Caesar "We don't mean any harm!" But this isn't the case with a character played by Gary Oldman, who appears to be the de-facto human leader, who tells his group "It took four years fighting this virus, but we are survivors!"

We see that Oldman suffered the loss of his children from the virus and holds the apes responsible. He dismisses Clarke's claims that they are peaceful; "Are you aware that they are going to turn on you!?" Clarke then tries to reason with Caesar who won't back down from Oldman's threat. "War it's not what you want, there must be another way!" Caesar rebuts with "War has already begun." Thus ensues several clips showing the two groups preparing for battle.

All in all "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" looks to be a thrilling new chapter in the "Apes" franchise. So give it a look and tells us your thoughts in the comments. The film is directed by Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") and is set for release in July 11, 2014.