Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Talk From Superheroes Podcast
Brendan: Carver was the character who bothered me the most, the guy who shot that ape.
Andrew: The dick?
Brendan: Yeah, he’s the typical asshole guy in a movie with no justification, he’s just like, “I shot a helpless ape, whatever, what am I supposed to do? They’re animals!” and then they’re allowed to work at the dam if they don’t bring guns and he’s like, “All right, except this one I snuck in!”.
Diana: And then they brought him back into ape city and that made no sense. The one guy who had shot an ape! You leave that guy at home. You have a fragile truce and you bring the trigger-happy asshole, who can’t even defend the fact that he’s an asshole. He says he hates apes because apes started the apocalypse cause the virus is called the Simian Flu and the wife is like, “I worked at the CDC, it was totally caused by humans” and he’s just like, “Apes though! It’s their fault!” And he didn’t even know apes could talk until yesterday, so for ten years he’s been mad at primitive animals I guess?
Andrew: And it makes NO sense. It’s been ten years of humanity fighting and dying and nuking each other and going to war with each other, and he’s not mad at humans, like he must have seen humans do some awful shit these past ten years but instead he’s like, “Ten years ago this started in apes and they are who I hold the most responsibility towards!” Remember several years ago there was a lot of concern about avian flu. This is like if a bunch of people died of avian flu, humanity descended into nuclear winter and ten years from now I was like, “I fucking hate birds!”
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