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DOES LATEST PLANET OF THE APES MOVIE PROMOTE GUN CONTROL?

July 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Bombeck, the writer of the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes screenplay, has denied claims by conservative commentators that the movie amounts to an anti-gun screed. In the movie, chimp leader Caesar, played by Andy Serkis, protests when guns are introduced into his tribe. However, in an interview with the New York Daily News, Bomback said, "If we were just going to try and Trojan-horse a gun-control message in the film, that would be a pretty narrow approach." Bomback pointed out, "This film takes place in a postapocalypse in which there’s a different meaning behind guns. When an ape uses one in ‘Dawn,’ it’s the moment we see how ape society will ultimately evolve (in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ world) into a militaristic version of human society. The gun symbolizes human technology dedicated to violence.