What feels like a lifetime ago we abandoned our good vessel rowed ashore one evening and paid a very rare visit to a nearby picture house where we sheathed our cutlasses for two hours as we endured a celluloid car crash called Planet Of The Apes which starred Mark Wahlberg under the direction of Tim Burton.
The film was so monementally bad we didn’t even have the energy to go pillaging for at least a month later. Fast forward ten years, (has a decade really passed that quickly?) and 20th Century Fox have released their official trailer for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes directed by Rupert Wyatt, who previously directed the brilliant Brian Cox movie The Escapist.
This movie also stars Coxy as well as Andy Serkis, James Franco and John Lithgow in what appears to be an effort to strip back the Apes franchise, wipe the board clean and start again with a more promising effort in the form of an origin story.
We’ll probably row ashore once more when Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is released in August.
Here’s yet another trailer for yet another movie set in South London with gangsters and pit bulls about yet another man who has a particular set of skills who is pushed to the limit after returning from the war zone to shockingly discover the real war is being raged on the streets. Word!
Jesus is this the 1980s? Seems like every other week a trailer for a film which could easily star Steven Segal, Jean Claude Van Damme or even Cynthia Rothrock is churned out…Oh Cynthia how we miss your bulletproof body and stone washed denims.
The Veteran stars the ever watchable Toby Kebbell, (Dead Man’s Shoes, Rock N’ Rolla), and the legendary Brian Cox (every other movie), which tells the story of a returning British paratrooper from Afghanistan who goes all broody and vigilante-like on civvy street, as he tries to bring down a dangerous local drug gang who may or may not have ties to terrorism.
We especially like the bit in the trailer where Kebbell’s character is referred to by another as “the real life Call Of Duty“. Just in case any yoofs out there done gone and got lost over what this dude is all about.
The Veteran is released in cinemas in the UK on April 29th.