It begins: Some chimps went to see ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

July 16, 2014
In “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” opening Friday, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes, led by Caesar, are threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (20th Century Fox)

Urgent news: Some chimpanzees went to see “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the acclaimed new movie about an evolving ape society that eventually supplant human beings as the dominant life form on this planet. (Hence the title. Here’s a trailer for the movie.)

The movie was released last weekend (to great success), and I could write more about the movie and the plot and what it all means, but that doesn’t really matter, because what matters is that there is video footage of the two chimpanzees going to see the movie in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Here’s a report from ABC News, which shows you the chimps eating popcorn and clapping during the movie and, presumably, learning important lessons about how to overtake humanity:

We await word from South Carolina’s new simian overlords about whether or not they will allow the state’s raccoon population to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” (because that movie features a talking raccoon and the raccoon is voiced by Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper).

RELATED (I guess?): “Godzilla”-related posts here, here and here.

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Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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