A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
|Release Date||:||June 26, 2014|
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Ingenious Media, Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Matt Reeves, Matt Reeves|
|Writers||:||Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle|
|Casts||:||Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Larramie Doc Shaw, Nick Thurston, Jocko Sims, Enrique Murciano, Keir O'Donnell, Lee Ross, Lombardo Boyar, Kevin Rankin, Jon Eyez, Richard King, Lucky Johnson, Al Vicente, Matthew James, Scott Lang, Deneen Tyler, Mustafa Harris, Mike Seal, J.D. Evermore, Chase Boltin, Michael Papajohn, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Carol Sutton, Christopher Berry|
|Plot Keywords||:||leader, colony, post-apocalyptic, dystopia, animal attack, forest, sequel, woods, ape, scientist, monkey, medical research, plague, 3d|
Humans generally have a superiority complex that makes them often consider all other forms of life as inadequate. Civilization has exemplified the mass exploitation and selfishness humans are capable of in the past, and present, on numerous occasions. The Planet of the Apes series delves on this complex. It displays the vulnerabilities of the human race and how nothing is to be underestimated.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will surely entertain. As the sequel to the last instalment, we follow Caesar in his new habitat following the human pandemic instigated by the Simian influenza. In a world where the human population is depleted and infrastructure collapsed, society is broken apart and in a fragile state. With stubborn and selfish humans, the fate of humanity does not rest in good hands.
Watching this film, I cannot say there ever was a moment of dullness nor boredom. Though, for me, there was nothing exceptional about it. The plot is one that we have come to expect and the CGI was certainly state of the art. Putting this aside, it is the story of Caesar and the strive for freedom of all that captures this movie's true essence. Empathizing with these intelligent beings no longer being the tools of humans is one to both support and fear. It is this unique mixture of elements that make Dawn of the Planet of the Apes so touching yet stimulating.
This is a movie I'd recommend all to see since it offers a perspective many contemporary films fail to produce.