This film is absolutely incredible! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has captured my curiosity and held it for ransom since January, but it delivered! It needs to be said and it needs to be said badly: Michael Bay could learn A LOT from director Matt Reeves. He did an excellent job in this film which is more than I can say for that 3hr advertisement we saw 3 weeks ago known as Transformers 🙁 .
This movie picks up where the first one left off (when Caesar and the gang escaped to the forest). The simian flu is a global pandemic and the casualties are in the millions. The story is told from the apes perspective and the film begins showing how they’ve evolved since the fall of the humans. The film is an adventure in life lessons: humanity, caring, and how pride ALWAYS comes before the fall.
This film had everything from anger and violence to compassion and love. Everything was executed beautifully and the dialogue was spot on. I’m sorry, but the big blockbuster movie that keeps coming to mind to compare this to is Transformers: Age of Extinction, which did nothing in comparison to this epic film! Transformers showed 85% of the human story and 15% of the Transformers. In Dawn (this film), it showed 80% of the apes’ story and 20% of the humans. Which it should, because it’s not called Dawn of the Planet of the “Humans” (learn Michael Bay). This movie had an epic story and great battle scenes and didn’t feature robust, large explosions like the typical Bay flick.
This is going to make a killing at the box office and deservedly so. There’s not too many movies I’ve given 10’s for, but this by far, earned a 10 out of 10. It’s a tad over 2 hours long, and the ending will surprise you 😉 I think it would be worth seeing in 3D (we viewed in standard). It’s going to be sold out in a lot of places so you can get your tickets HERE .
View the trailer below. Caesar’s dialogue throughout the film is flawless.