32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Yes, that most certainly is a giant gorilla attacking a helicopter. And there's so much more glorious ape-on-human carnage for you to ogle, in our breakdown of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The trailer opens with a look (into what we assume) is the animal testing lair. This place looks ominous and creepy. It's already setting the mood for the horrors that await our primate pals.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Chimps are wheeled in metal boxes with their fingers poking out of the air holes. Are they saying "Help us!" or "You're next, Franco!"

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The big metal monkey boxes are loaded into the testing lab, much like the raptor loading scene from Jurassic Park. SHOOT HER, SHOOOOOT HER.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Cue James Franco playing Will Rodman, the scientist behind all of this madness. He's giving a presentation with brain scans, talking about a new drug that they're calling "the cure." The cure for what? Alzheimer's Disease. And if you look at the brains behind him carefully, you can see that he's presenting what may be a brain that has Alzheimer's, a "normal" brain and a "post" brain scan. It looks like brain activity is bumping on the "post" scan (if the red means good).

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

After dropping this "cure" bomb, the room full of suits gasp. Are they jazzed about the cure? Heck no. Everyone knows movie suits and giant corporations only care about one thing: money. And we bet there's a lot of money to be made with a cure to Alzheimer's. And on the flip side of that speculation we're just going to assume that Franco is driven by something far more "noble," like a parent or friend suffering from the disease, as all frazzled but brilliant movie scientists seem to be.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The name of the corporation: Gen-Sys. No word on a viral corporate website yet. But these guys might be pissed.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Switch to the testing phase. Is this your first look at Caesar, the ape that started the primate revolution? We're not sure. He seems pretty clever, but his face is a lot darker than a few other stills we've seen.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

But what we do know is that this ape is smart. Give an ape a cookie... and he'll demand one more! Unfortunately for this creature, his cookie cravings spur Fraco's decision to test the drug on the poor creature.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

This one.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Now it's time to prep the Ape for the experiment. We cut to a giant white machine. But what's that to the right? Is that a pile of dead Apes? This trial and error process proves to be pretty harsh on the animals.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

And Franco's lady friend Caroline (Freida Pinto) does not approve.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

But you can't stop progress. We're then treated to a montage of close ups on this mysterious secret serum, probably "the cure" that was mentioned earlier. And yes, this will come back later in the trailer.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Close up on Franco's office. He's desperately trying to get his disapproving girlfriend on board.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

She's not buying it. And possibly moving out, check out the open moving boxes. (Or maybe Franco's been kicked out.) Hard to say what's really going on here.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The experiment is launched and all the scientist eagerly await the results. The giant white machine makes a powered down noise.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Success! Or at least that's what Franco is saying in the trailer...but there's just one teeny tiny problem.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

"The drug has radically boosted brain function." Cue Caesar crafting tools for his escape with his new super smart brain. Anyone else getting a STRONG The Secret of NIMH vibe here?

Anyone?

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Moving on. Clearly the drugs worked because what we're treated to next is a full scale ape-oclypse! Gorillas bust out of their cages and storm the building in which they were housed. So what do they want?

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Tom Felton!

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Carnivals!

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

And to stare at you while you sleep. This image is disturbing as all hell. Good job.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Remember the secret serum? It's back. Somehow this Ape, which we can only assume is Caesar, gets his hands on a (fancy spray can?) of the chemical. No good can come of this.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Another shot of Caesar, possibly planning the end of humanity.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The trailer states that there's a fatality. The scientist are freaking out. Franco seeks advice from the wise old Brian Cox who tells him, "They're not people." In other words: Kill them, kill them all. He doesn't say that, but we're assuming that's what's next.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The apes grow in numbers and take to the trees.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Ripping apart the branches and leaves as they swing through the suburbs. It's terrifying.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

A lone Gen-Sys scientist wonder where all the people went.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

He doesn't have to wonder for long. APES! Everywhere! Side question: Where are the human bodies? We wonder if they will show human casualties in the film.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

The Gorillas take the Golden Gate Bridge.

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

Humanity FINALLY retaliates. On horseback, which is a nice nod to the Planet of the Apes man hunt intro. It also looks like they're holding big sticks (but we're sure they've got guns because, come on, you're going to take a stick to fight a gorilla? You bring a shotgun to that showdown). But we'd squeal quite loudly if there was just one ape-in-a-net-moment. You Damn Dirty Humans!

32 screencaps detail the epic battle between humans and apes from Rise of the Planet of the ApesS

We don't see much of the big battle on the bridge, but we do get this money shot of a gorilla trying to take down a helicopter. Which is both awesome and ridiculous. Fingers crossed this inspires some priceless t-shirts. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you can have our money now.