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Watch: The surprisingly menacing apes of the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” trailer

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Oh, James Franco. I knew all that learning you've been doing would lead you down a dark path, like writing a book of poetry or genetically engineering a race of super-smart apes who rightly hold a grudge about that whole "scientific experimentation" thing. Luckily, the second reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise in the last ten years actually looks entertaining — the apes themselves are more or less convincing, the shot of them leaping through the trees on a suburban street is legitimately creepy, and there's even a brief appearance by Draco Malfoy. Sign me up!

Of course, I did laugh out loud when Franco called the drug "the Cure," and I just noticed how unwieldy the title is, so those of you expecting/hoping for a train wreck could still be in luck. We'll find out when The Film of the Story of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on August 5.