"When you comin' home son? I don't know when, but we'll eat bananas then."
This past weekend was a pretty good weekend for movies. Two likely classics hit theaters at the same time. At first glance, they seem as different as different can be—Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a dystopic sci-fi blockbuster epic about angry, increasingly intelligent apes overtaking humanity, while Boyhood is a laconic indie study of a young man's journey into the world of adults—but they have more in common than you might think. After all, how much difference is there really between a pack of wild monkeys bent on the destruction of humanity and a group of teenage kids hanging out in the parking lot of the Wendy's down the street from my house on a Friday night? Not much. Take my word for it.
In case you needed any more convincing, check out this fantastic mash-up of the trailers to the two movies. They're practically the same film, give or take a $120 million effects budget:
For comparison's sake, here's the actual trailers for the two films:
(by Dennis DiClaudio)