Entertainment

07.11.14

Viral Video of the Day: Boyhood of the Planet of the Apes

Highly anticipated new releases are fused into one mock trailer

This weekend sees the release of both the blockbuster action sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Richard Linklater’s intimate indie drama Boyhood. On the surface, they couldn’t look more different. Dig a little deeper and the parallels to the two coming of age stories become very clear.

Until, of course, one of them diverges into an apocalyptic battle for species dominance. In the interest of remaining spoiler-free, we won’t say which film.

Using some footage from Dawn’s prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Nelson Carvajal edited together 'Apehood,' a brilliant parody of the trailer for Boyhood.

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