Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – One last chance for peace.
Directed by Matt Reeves.
Screenplay by Matt Bomback, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver.
Characters by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Novel by Pierre Boulle.
Ten years have passed since the apes escaped and a Simian Flu has almost wiped humans from the face of the Earth. It has been two years since the apes have seen humans and they think all the humans have died. When some apes run into some humans in the forest and a trigger happy human shoots one of the apes. Caesar (Serkis) and most of the apes run to the scene and confront the humans. Caesar decides to let them go and yells “GO” to the humans.
The humans leave and are in awe that they saw an ape speak. Malcolm (Clarke) is dealing with the death of his wife to the Simian Flu and wants nothing more to do with death. They get back to their camp where they inform their leader Dreyfus (Oldman) of the talking apes. Not long after the apes show up at their front gate. Caesar sets the boundaries he expects the humans to keep.
Malcolm decides to go and talk to Caesar because he needs to fix the generator at the dam to provide power to the humans compound. The movie revolves around the humans gaining the trust of the apes. What follows is one of those they love me, they love me not, they love me, screenplays. The story for this movie is actually not bad but I thought it dragged on too long. There are some good twists and turns but I lost interest.
The special effects are outstanding and Andy Serkis is great as Caesar.
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Runtime: 130 Minutes
Production Budget: $170,000,000.
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.
CC Rating: 6 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Let Me In, Cloverfield.
If you liked this try: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Adjustment Bureau, Dark City.