Friday, July 18, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review (spoiler free)


8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆

 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an 2014 20th Century Fox movie starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russel, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smit-Mcphee


About 2-4 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes The ape colony continues to expand as the humans begins to drain with the virus spreading. Only those who are immune are still alive. The apes run into the humans one day leading to many events that deal with trust, faith, and friendship. One of the humans from the colony, Malcom becomes friends with Caesar to restore power to the colony and to restore balance in the world.

I walked out of this movie what I expected walking into this movie. Amazement. Matt Reeves continues the epic that Rise of the Planet of the Apes except this time it's better. This time we launch right into action and practically most of this movie is action. And when there is action you have to balance it out with story and we definitely get a lot of story. The plot was great, the acting was excellent and this movie does not leave you hanging for one second. This is definitely the movie of the summer, hands down. One problem I usually have with movies is characters being one dimensional, having no real personality or story. Every single person in this movie was given a personality. That is a good quality. One problem I did have with this movie is Gary Oldman. In the trailers he is kind of represented as one of the antagonists. In reality I think he is in 3 scenes total and only one of those he is really being a villain. Other than that everything seems fine. This definitely gives you an original Planet of the Apes nostalgic feeling and it is already making me forget Tim Burton's version. I am so excited for War of the Planet of the Apes or Planet of the Apes.


I would definitely say Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is worth seeing in theaters at full price. 3D? No, those movies only happen once every 4 years.

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