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marco_n65's avatar


7 years 3 months ago
Aniform's avatar


Frankly, I see a bunch of bad reviews here, but I really enjoyed this film, as I did the previous one. I can understand die hard fans may not like it, but for me not being a fan of the previous incarnations, these "reboots" are for me. It's like Star Trek, I'm not at all a fan of the series, but the new ones have been enjoyable for someone like me that would not normally give them the time of day.

Might I add, these could be far worse, just look at the Tim Burton version. They take themselves pretty seriously, which is far better than watching a movie where everything is a joke. Nor are they run of the mill action movies. Looking at some recent action movies where everything is plot driven, sacrificing the character development, these do well to balance things.
6 years 11 months ago
whykecoakfly's avatar


One of the best summer movies I have watched this year. Every scene and conversation is so tense you keep thinking that any shit can happen anytime. Great CGI, great acting, great setting, great atmosphere, great characters. The story may be predictable but tense nonetheless. Great movie overall.
7 years 3 months ago
E-Shark's avatar


Great movie! The pacing throughout the entire movie was even between action and story. Character development was thorough and you feel like each had its own part to play in the war.
7 years 3 months ago
Zevango's avatar


apparently monkeys don't need to reload weapons !!!
4 years 4 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Peace is a fragile thing in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a story that depends, as these kinds of stories do, on people/apes being stupidly mistrustful on both sides. That's not so much formulaic as it is universal, and though the manipulation is pretty obvious, Dawn is nevertheless another superlative entry in the Planet of the Apes franchise (which now has 3 good films to its name, along with the original and Rise). The film wisely opens on Caesar, his tribe and family life, so that we empathize with the apes before we do any humans, but also offers a human hero in Jason Clarke's Malcolm. Misunderstood peacemakers on each side, hatemongers on both sides too, and those who let themselves be swayed on each side. As with Rise, the effect are impeccable, CG apes looking as solid as anything, which means you can concentrate on the action and politics without distraction. Seeing as we know where this is all going (the events of the original film), it's a pretty fatalistic piece of story telling, one where victories are Pyrrhic at best, but still an exciting time at the cinema.
6 years 4 months ago
aussieflickfan's avatar


I loved it, especially the tension of it. The framing device at the beginning and end was particularly effective. Even though you know it's CGI, there are humans moving and saying the lines. Koba was very unsettling. I haven't seen any of the films past the original yet, but I don't think I'm going to enjoy them as much as the reboots. I'll have to see.
6 years 10 months ago
toopsy's avatar


7 years 1 month ago
jutuomin's avatar


I enjoyed this film (and favourited it).
My only problem is that it seems that these films have been named really poorly. It should go without saying that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is before Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but for some reason it's the other way around.
Actually because of the names I watched this movie instead of the first part.
6 years 3 months ago
Earring72's avatar


Very well made sequel. Entertaining but good drama with terrific special effects.
4 years 5 months ago
danisanna's avatar


Slightly on the bland, corny and predictable side. Malcolm and family were very lovable as characters and the graphics were great. Not bad, not great either.
3 years 5 months ago
Torgo's avatar


spoiler Fuck yeah.
6 years 11 months ago
Joker of Gotham's avatar

Joker of Gotham

Academy, nominate, not nominate, it doesn't matter, Andy Serkis is one of the best actors on the planet.
7 years 2 months ago
gobberpooper's avatar


So much better than the first. The first was a movie about movie scientists acting like morons as all movies scientists do, and really had little to do with the apes. It felt no different than watching Prometheus and yelling at the idiots on screen.

This one was a real drama, that swung between tension, action, and moments of heart. Incredible how much emotion they conveyed through chimpanzees.
3 years 6 months ago
Groovy09's avatar


As a fan of the Planet of The Apes series, i was really suprised by Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Not only was it an entertaining movie, it was also one of the best prequals in a long time filled with great special effects and an outstanding prefomance by Andy Serkis. And after seeing Dawn, i can easily say that it's another great entry in the series.

Like the previous film the special effects on the apes are amazing and Andy Serkis again is absolutely fantastic as the lead ape Cesar. The film is also gorgeous to look at do to some amazing cinematography and art design. However, i do have some problems.

Even tough i really liked most of the performances(especially from Gary Oldman) I personally found the human-characters to be a bit bland and one-dimentional compared to the ape-characters who i loved! And i think the film loses some focus on the story in favor of the action-sequences. The film also got a bit to melodramatic for my taste, but thats just my opinion.

As a Planet Of The Apes film it definitely delivers, in being like most of the other films, intelligent and entertaining. I personally don't see it as being of the greatest sci-fi films in a long time, but more of a very good Planet of the apes film.

So even tough i don't think it lives up to the hype, i still really enjoyed it as a fan. The ending made me look forward to the next entry. Which can only be a sign, that i still enjoy this franchise.
6 years ago

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