Posted by Leah Singerman
This is absolutely a thing that should happen more often. The idea is that ten years have passed between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Damn. Those titles don't make it easy on anyone, do they?), so we, the audience, need to know what's been going down in the meantime. In order to educate us, Fox teamed up with Motherboard to produce a few short videos, called the "Before The Dawn" series. And you can watch them right here, right now. Wouldn't it be great if every movie in theaters had a couple of fun prequels online? Fox, we approve. Just sayin'. So, here they are.
Or, A Love Story About People Who Can't Kiss, a.k.a. Pushing Daisies: The Sequel
Literally nothing happens in this.
The star of this one is the political rant. "Avian flu? I don't remember anybody pointing a finger at... the avians!"
So basically these movies just give us an inside look at the whole Simian Flu situation. They may not really have plots, but they're something to watch if you're into Planet of the Apes, which we are. So we'll take it.
But let's be real. If you actually want to know how to prepare for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, just check out our latest episode of DweebCast.
What do you think of these videos? How are you getting ready for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @DweebCast.
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