Sunday, 3 August 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Hi Guys

Went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes over the weekend and it is as good as it's Prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes - crikey the titles are a mouthful alone.

This film takes place ten years after the events of Rise and most of the human population has been wiped out by the Simian virus which was shown in post credits of Rise.  Caesar the intelligent chimp is now in charge of a growing population of intelligent chimps with a huge town like structure which they live in.  Caesar also has a son - Blue eyes - and his missus has just given birth to a baby chimp - aww cute.  

Sadly his wife is dying - luckily one of the last pockets of humans arrive and the doctor saves her.  Koba is Caesars second in command - in Rise he was badly scarred distrusts the humans and takes over from Caesar implying the humans have shot him.

The fighting then begins with Gary Oldman's character who is in charge of the humans wanting all apes dead.

It's an excellent film with a lot more action than the prequel and all actors are very good in particular Gary Oldman as the leader of the humans,  Jason Clark who plays Malcolm who befriends the apes and of course Andy Serkis who dons the motion capture suit again to play Caesar.

Overall better action which brings the story of the Planet of the Apes forward with very good realistic chimp effects.  It will be interesting to see where they go next with the franchise especially if they are building it up to the original Planet of the Apes film.

Score - More monkeying around    9/10

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