Trailer Roundup: More Planet of the Apes and A Million Ways to Die

This week brings us motion-capture apes, the dangers of the Wild Wild West, and much more.

New Trailer: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This new trailer features a lot more footage of the motion-capture apes, which I think are some of the best works if CGI I've seen. Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), the movie stars Andy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of the Rings) and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight). The movie seems to balance drama focused on the apes' society with the larger action sequences. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comes out July 11, 2014. 

Trailer Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

New Red Band Trailer: A Million Ways to Die in the West

This funny new trailer does its best to make the upcoming Western comedy feel modern. With California Love playing in the background, we see plenty of physical jokes of various levels of maturity. Directed by, and starting, Seth Macfarlane (Ted), the movie also stars Charlize Theron (Prometheus) and Liam Neeson (Taken) as the villain. The absurd, anything-goes sense of humor, along with some cameos not shown in this trailer, have me cautiously optimistic that this could be as funny, if not funnier than Ted. A Million Ways to Die in the West opens on May 30, 2014.

Trailer Rating: 4/5 Stars

Also new this week, a new trailer for Disney's adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Nicolas Cage's new thriller, Rage.