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    James Franco Monkeys Around in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Here's an argument against animal testing if there ever was one.

    In this trailer for the highly anticipated Rise of the Planet of the Apes—which hits theaters Aug. 5—we get a much better sense of what caused all the chaos in the 1968 Charlton Heston classic as James Franco's scientist and his team come up with a drug that "allows the brain to repair itself."

    Of course, we don't really need to tell you that when they decide to use a furry friend named Caesar as the guinea pig, they realize an actual guinea pig might've been a better option since the eventual mutation leads to apes going, well, ape.

    So take a look and let us know if this prequel looks bananas.

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