Dawn of the Planets of the Apes

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Apes 2The human population of Earth was decimated by a Simian Flu. A band of survivors in the Bay Area are struggling and eke out a living in the ruins downtown of San Francisco. The forest outside the downtown area is a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by the band of human survivors. Human and apes reach a fragile and short-lived peace; both sides are brought to the brink of a war which will determine who will emerge as the dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie which was released 2011. In this installment, a liberal couple in the Bay Area befriended the genetically evolved primates living on the Muir Woods outside of downtown San Francisco and enlisted the primates’ help in fixing a broken dam in order to generate power. The plan is supported by Caesar, the primate chief but opposed by Koba his rival. Koba does not trust humans as he used to be experimented as a lab ape before the genetic evolution.

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The movie is somewhat mellow dramatic and there are combat sequences pitting the survivors of the pandemic against the evolved primates but there is not much action or combat scenes. The story telling is sometimes slow and most of the stories we have heard before. Like most sequels, the movie is flat. Other than the good performances of the main actors, there is not much to this film.

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It stars Andy Serkis as Caesar, Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Kerrie Russell as Ellie, and Judi Greer as Cornelia. Directed by Matt Reeves and written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Mark Bomback.

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12 Responses to Dawn of the Planets of the Apes

  1. MMMMM says:

    This is an awful movie every awful action movie cliche is crammed into this boring movie.

  2. Bertito says:

    This movie is so overrated, the story telling is super slow the movie could have been told in 30 minutes.

  3. Jimboy1234 says:

    This movie is so overrated but it is a solid enough entry in the franchise, this installment feels very much like a holding pattern with most of the human characters badly written.The film is though, exciting and well directed, and Andy Serkis is really good. The acting drew me in like no other performance this year. Despite the look of the trailer, there’s no clear-cut villain here, and it makes the movie stronger.

  4. Pepper jack says:

    An outstanding, riveting sequel to the very maligned “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, concerning the last chance humanity. Not only a fantastic science-fiction movie, but an engrossing drama rich in its complex themes, fascinating characters and marvelous scope. More of this please Hollywood!

  5. James D says:

    Good movie with great story although it is slow on some parts. Great acting by Andy Serkis.

  6. JWLA says:

    Love this movie, it has a great story and it is beautifully shot, the scenery is great specially where the apes are in the forest at the beginning of the film.

  7. Maggie mm says:

    I don’t understand what critics are raving about this movie, so slow and sometimes dramatic.

  8. Bahaghari says:

    Dawn of the Planets of the Apes is one of the most boring movies I have seen this year. It has a long boring build up after an hour and nothing happens. The film tries to show the conflicts between the apes and the humans but after 40 minutes you get really bored and after the main attack between the apes and the humans it continues on its boring pace.

  9. Crybaby says:

    The film could have used some comic relief to make it lighter instead it is very emotionally weighty and not as fun as its predecessor but still a very good film. The amount of emotion that the apes convey is really astounding.

  10. Andres says:

    Another great performance from Andy Serkis. The movie is a little too dark, mellow dramatic and completely devoid of humor. It feels like a middle chapter setting up for an epic climax rather than a film in its own right. A very good film, great effects but left a little more to be desired.

  11. NY Bob says:

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes builds on the previous installments of the franchise and it is better than the previous installments. The characters were build amazingly, amazing special effects, coupled with great performances and a fantastic score overall make Dawn a successfull movie.

  12. Kumar12345 says:

    All the apes are animated beautifully, the voice acting is great, and the humans are good as well, save for some lack of character development. The movie is superb from start to finish, holding your interest the entire movie. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the best Planet of the Apes so far.

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