Expect the best when it comes to movies involving loving and caring apes that carry an infectious virus that could wipe out all human civilization in just a couple of decades. Yes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes invokes a range of emotions just by watching its trailer. There are deep emotions, exciting action and thrilling gruesome violence put together in this movie.
Some call it a masterpiece and some call it another money-making movie just like Transformers: Age of Extinction. However, you all need to know that this movie is in fact a sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes spurs many questions as to what level the cinematic achieved this time and the story behind the Apes and Humans.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released by 20th Century Fox in 2011 focuses on an orphan ape called Caesar. Knowing that this ape shows a higher level of intelligence compared to other experimental apes in the lab, he was brought home, grew up and his journey begins while trying to survive the onslaught of humans who are trying to oppress him and the rest of the apes. The movie did end up where Caesar and the rest of the apes earned their freedom.
Ten years after the rise of the apes, Caesar as their leader tries to maintain peace and order within their growing environment of intelligent apes who are trying to harm the suffering humans. The humans on the other hand had stopped interacting with them and are trying to survive from the Simian Flu that wiped out almost everyone. This situation became reached a crossroads when a pack of humans is trying to claim back what is theirs through negotiations for peace or war. Although the movie only releases some of its trailer on screen, there is no doubt that the title shows the obvious ending.
There is no question that Andy Serkis who plays Caesar, did an excellent job in expressing his emotions, the depth of fear and anger on his eyes and flawless movements into that fictional character. The movie set is interesting by itself hence the supposed North California forest was in fact shot in New Orleans and Vancouver. The set where Caesar and the rest of the apes, some baboons, orangutans and others took refuge is outrageously well made.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has proved to be a worthy successor to Rise. It has dominated the US box office 2 weekend in a row. Not only has it won over audiences, it has won over critics as well. It stars Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell and is directed by Matt Reeves.