DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Clip: Disturbing Ape Behavior Hints at a Much Darker Film

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It was always clear that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes would be darker than Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Post-apocalyptic movies tend to be a bit of a downer.  However, a new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip shows something that’s not just dark, but also flat-out disturbing.  The clip features the ape Koba (Toby Kebbell), who you may recall wasn’t quite as forgiving as Caesar when it came to humans in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the character was first played by Chris Gordon, but Kebbell came on board for the sequel since Koba has a larger role).  As this clip shows, Koba’s attitude hasn’t changed, but he’s become far more devious.  I almost wish Fox had kept this clip under wraps, but since they already showed some of it in the recent trailer, I suppose there’s no reason to keep it in the bag.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip.  The film opens in 3D on July 11th, and also stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri RussellGary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPheeKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy Greer.

Via Total Film.

Here’s the official synopsis for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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  • randommale7

    Koba just busted several caps in those fools; so damn gangsta!

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Holy crap. This looks awesome! Yea kinda wished they held off this scene for the film but oh well.

  • 97point6

    At least he didn’t chew his face off like real chimps.

    • 80sRobot

      I have wondered if such an attack will happen in this movie. These primates are dangerous when enraged, ripping off faces.

    • agent777

      I am definitely more terrified of chimps eating of my testicles than a chimp using a gun.

  • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

    It’s darker, but who knows what may’ve precipitated this scene? If nothing did, then I’d still argue that maybe this is a loose cannon of an ape that Caesar is also just as concerned about. Independently, however, this is much ado about nothing.

    • GrimReaper07

      It’s still pretty dark. Did you see the brain chunks come off that dude? When he’s laying down dead you can sort of see a missing bit of his skull. That’s pretty damn dark for a blockbuster.

      EDIT: Never mind, it’s the weird angle of the dude’s nose that made me think that.

      • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

        I don’t know if this has been rated yet. Has it? Does anyone know?

  • Oolie zool

    KOBA DONT GIVE A FUCK

  • Crimsonfury

    Screw those Damn Dirty Apes! I would have shot him right when I saw him! They aren’t animals anymore, they’re freaks of science!!!!!!!

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      that’s why apes must kill you

  • yrulaughing418

    The sadistic, evil ape just happens to be the one with the long fangs and cataracts

    • DEADP00L

      I spat my redbull on my screen after I read this. Godamnit!

  • Sithlord

    That was f*cking amazing

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

    Love this scene.

    will watch it over and over again!

  • the king of comedy

    Amazing clip, but I`m not sure if we must call this one a darker take on the franchise, after all, every planet of the apes movie had some dark aspects in them, and you can see that at how none of the movies had an happy ending (other than Battle for The Planet of The Apes), as the movies ended with the main characters dying, humans being conquered, killed, or suffering from deseases that would ultimately kill them, and even with the end of the world, These movies were always downers.

  • TigerFIST

    DAMN!!!

  • Reggie1138

    Looks like Koba is still getting some payback from part 1 when he was treated like a “Lab rat” can’t wait to see this movie. Loved the first one!

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  • Grayden

    I think it’s an incredibly powerful, and poignant, scene. It really shows just how far the apes came in terms of their ability to rationalize emotions and make choices based on those emotions. Is his behavior any different than a human’s would be if in the same position? Not really. It is terrifying to think what animals would do to humans if they gained higher brain functions and could think beyond their instincts.

    I also think that Koba will be the first ape killed by another ape (they scrawled their societal rules on a rock wall in the trailer, one of them was ‘Ape No Harm Ape’) in either this film or the next. His erratic behavior threatens Caesar’s vision for peace and it would make sense that Caesar is the one to kill him.

    • yrulaughing418

      I get the sense that Caesar is actually going to die, and with Caesar out of the way, Koba will lead the other apes to exterminate the humans

    • yrulaughing418

      I get the sense that Caesar is actually going to die, and with Caesar out of the way, Koba will lead the other apes to exterminate the humans

  • Grendal Sven

    I usually stay away from spoilery type movie clips, but this one just convinced me to plunk down my $10 and see this movie.

  • Strong Enough

    I guess i watch too many korean movies but that wasn’t disturbing at all

  • prfsr_x

    One of the best teaser scenes I’ve ever seen, masterfully directed. All three performances were great and great editing too. Definitely peaks my interest in the film. Looking forward to it now.

  • prfsr_x

    One of the best teaser scenes I’ve ever seen, masterfully directed. All three performances were great and great editing too. Definitely peaks my interest in the film. Looking forward to it now.

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  • Marissa Evans

    Shit! I love this shift in tone! Normally I’m opposed to that but it’s totally called for with this franchise. :)

  • Joseph M

    Great scene. Feels like a darker continuation of that YouTube clip – Monkey With AK-47.

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