Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) is proving to be quite the blockbuster around the world and for good reason! It’s fun, engaging and highly entertaining. It’s a good movie and if you enjoy the genre, you’ll love it. So, if you catch in a nearby cinema, we highly recommend you grab your friends and family and ago see it. In an earlier post we’ve talked about some great comic books inspired movies, and today it’s time we took a look at this year’s eagerly awaited sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).
10. It’s not the Classic Apes vs Humans Story
While you would think that it’s going to come down to that (ape versus human), it’s really not. It’s the classic story of good versus evil, which makes it even more interesting. It’s a simple idea, but the way portrayed in a complex matter. We love the fact that this movies shows that like humans, apes can be both good and bad.
9. The Apes are Talking Even More
The first time Caesar talked in the first movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), we got goose bumps and we know we weren’t the only ones. In this movie, apes talk even more than they did in the first movie, which is a definite plus! Come on, who doesn’t like talking apes and monkeys?!
Koba is an excellent villain. He is a bonobo who has been subjected to animal testing his whole life and ended up hating humans with a passion. As opposed to other villains, you can actually understand where Koba is coming from and sometimes you end up rooting for him. Still, he is the villain and like any villain, he does bad things.
7. There’s No James Franco in It
We like James Franco, but we’re quite glad he isn’t in this movie. He would have definitely stole the show from Caesar. Another thing we love about this movie is that the lead male isn’t really a human, but an ape, the ape leader, Caesar. He’s the wisest biped animal in the entire movie and that’s not something you see very often in a Hollywood movie.
6. Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is another reason to go and see this movie. His acting, as always, is excellent. Even if he’s not the main character, his presence on the screen is very strong and balanced at the same time. If you’re a fan of Keri Russell, then she could be another reason to go see the movie, although her character is quite weak.
5. It’s in 3D
Like all movies today, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is in 3D, which makes it a great movie-going experience. It’s not too much, so that you’ll come out of there with a headache, it’s just enough to get you inside that world. Besides, 3D is pretty cool and if you can catch it in IMAX, then we recommend you go see it there!
4. It’s Going to have Another Sequel
Yep, folks! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is going to have a sequel, Planet of the Apes: After Dawn, it was revealed a few days ago. The movie is set for release on July 26, 2016, so we still have to wait two more years for it! We can’t wait to see what it’s all about and to see how Caesar is guiding his apes and dealing with humans.
3. It’s a Visual Pleasure
The GCI team has some mad skills! The apes look amazing, their movement is awesome and the colors are perfect for a dystopian world. The 3D makes the entire movie a visual pleasure that you won’t forget too soon. I mean just look at the above picture and see how far we’ve come in terms of CGI! So, go on, buy a ticket and let your senses be delighted!
2. The Dystopian World
We’re suckers for any kind of dystopian world portrayals and this one in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is quite great. The entire world population (save for a few people) was wiped out by Simian flu and now they have to rebuild the world from scratch. How awesome is that?! We wish they would have showed more about the process in which people were extinct.
Caesar is one of the wisest and bravest characters in recent Hollywood years. He’s very smart, isn’t reckless and he doesn’t really make any mistakes. He’s quite perfect and you get to join him on his adventure. At the end of the movie you kind of feel sad that you get to part with him and this always means that the character is awesome.
Have you seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Care to share your thoughts on it in the comment section below? We would love to hear from our readers!