Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Short Films Explore Life Before the Dawn

Musings of a Mild Mannered Man

The sequence of the new Planet of the Apes prequels is a little confusing if you think too hard about it – after all, wouldn’t it be more logical for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to come before Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Doesn’t the dawn happen before the sun rises? Perhaps to distract from this puzzling conundrum, Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with Motherboard to answer another important question: what happened between the Rise and the Dawn?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes picks up an entire decade after the end of the previous film, and the horrors of those ten years have been alluded to in the trailers by Gary Oldman’s character, Dreyfus: “We spent four years – four years! – fighting that virus and then another four fighting each other. It was chaos.”

To offer a little…

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