'Rise of the Planet of the Apes': New International Poster Revealed
20th Century Fox's newest international one-sheet for Rise of the Planet of the Apes takes a different approach to the film than its U.S. counterpart.
Unlike the U.S. version, which has focused solely on Caesar, the monkey played by Andy Serkis, this international poster throws in the kitchen sink: helicopters, the Golden Gate bridge under siege, flying monkeys, a bewildered looking James Franco and Freida Pinto.
The tagline "Evolution Becomes Revolution" is still included but without the menacing arm-raised pose featured in various U.S. and U.K. versions.
The primates' political stance plays a large role in the sequel, according to THR film critic Todd McCarthy, "The success of the new film pivots on viewer belief that the genetically advanced primates here possess emotional and cranial capacities similar to those of humans; so completely is this achieved that audiences will be cheering for these sensitive creatures as they take revenge on their tormentors by launching an unusually ambitious animal-liberation movement."
Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens in the U.S. Friday.