Watch a guy go from man to ape in 194 seconds

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is getting pretty solid reviews.

It’s scoring 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. For a prequel, sequel, prequel to a sequel, reboot or whatever the hell version of the movie this is, that’s not bad at all. Even The Onion kind of liked it.

If movies were scored on makeup alone, a flick like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes should always be considered fresh. Sadly, sometimes a movie is so awful, all of the costume and makeup work gets lost in the turd soup (looking right at you, almost every Michael Bay film)

What makes this time lapse video of an actor getting ape makeup so fascinating is that, for a movie like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this process has to happen like a hundred times a day. The principal actors, the extras and the randoms they all need this makeup. People must have to be on set at 4am! I’d be a natural ape if I had to be at work at 4am.