Planet Of The Apes: A reflection of the world we live in?

I've noticed a cultural trend - of a dark world in which humans create self-annihilation. Perhaps it's a reflection of the global economic melt-down we've seen in recent years?

We see it in small places, such Google's “in-house philosopher” talking about the Manhattan Project, where physicists developed the nuclear bomb, as an obvious example where technologists should have thought carefully about the moral dimensions of their work. We also see it in the movies of the current times, such as the Rise of The Planet of The Apes...

PS. If you like this trailer, you'll also want to check out this one.