New Apes trailer reveals that John Lithgow is to blame for the Ape Revolution

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This brand new Rise Of The Planet of the Apes trailer finally gets to the heart of the matter. This new footage explores John Lithgow's character and his Alzheimer's disease, which must be what fueled scientist James Franco's wild experiments.

What it also shows is the "humanizing" of Caesar (the leader of the Ape revolution), as the chimp cares for Lithgow, with the fork-switching, plus a violent attack on a jerk neighbor (which appears to lead to no good for Cesar). Which leads to a new look at the character played by Tom Felton, who's apparently a dick zookeeper. Methinks that might come back to haunt him. Also, did I see some simian romance happening in there?

Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be in theaters August 5th, 2011.