Thursday, July 13, 2017


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clark, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smith-McPhee. The plot of the movie is a growing nation of genetically evolved apes lead by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.    This movie manages to be even better than the first. What makes it better than Rise of the Planet of the Apes is its production value is higher, the special effects and action are a lot better than the last one, it has a better script, the characters are better and so is the acting. Andy Serkis once again delivers a brilliant performance as Caesar. All of the other actors whether they are human or Ape do a really good job especially Toby Kebbell who plays Koba. Koba is another chimp that was tested on in the first movie. In this movie, he has a very different opinion of humans than Caesar does and eventually turns on him and he is a very intimating antagonist.  If there are any negative about the characters it's I wish the human characters were fleshed out a little more. They had their time for character development and a lot of the actors who play humans including Jason Clark and Gary Oldman are good, but the movie focuses so much on the apes so a lot of the human characters don't get enough development.    The first five to ten minutes of this movie shows Caesar with his tribe hunting showing how the tribe functions that he has taught them to use sign language and there is no spoken dialogue and you are completely engaged the whole time. The story takes a lot of unexpected turns to the point where I was thinking I knew what was coming and it goes in a completely different direction.  5 out of 5 stars for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I hope you enjoyed my review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your thoughts. Not usually my kind of movie - but I may try this one.