This just might be the most engrossing, the smartest and the most daring “Apes” movie ever put on film.
In theaters: Friday, 11 July 2014
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis
Jonathan Lemmonsaid on Monday, July 21, 2014 6:45:47 PMI completely agree. Fantastic movie! Filled with great storytelling, wonderful special effects, and a captivating emotional core. It would seem difficult to convince people that this is the best planet of the apes movie since the original 1968 film. But the truth is, Dawn of the Apes is close to perfection. And Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar nomination.
DCWhatthesaid on Friday, July 18, 2014 9:08:57 AMSaw this a second time, after walking out of Sex Tape. Damn, I loved this. The fact that one side of the battle were an army of apes, made no difference to the realism of the story, or the intended message.
Honeybrown1976said on Monday, July 14, 2014 10:36:49 PMWill the Academy please give Serkis an Oscar now? He's earned it more than ever.
C Lindermansaid on Monday, July 14, 2014 6:09:55 PMI don't think this film was good enough for a 90+ critic score. A very dark film with no humor, and the plot line seemed contrived. Overall I'd give it a 50 percent.
Billysaid on Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:24:24 AMGreat review, Richard. It's weird time we live in became we want to praise the actor, but the reality is what we see is a hodge lodge of his choices, the CG artists flourishes and the directors ideas. This article goes into it a bit more : http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/andy-serkis-is-giving-more-credit-to-animators-now-101174.html
Michaelsaid on Friday, July 11, 2014 11:41:33 AMDawn of the Planet of the Apes is very good, but I saw it in 3D at an early screening. See it in 2D. The glasses and the darkness of the film hurt my eyes, but it is well done. Thanks for the recommendation.
DCWhatthesaid on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:02:23 AMSounds great Richard, will check it out this weekend, thanks.