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I enjoyed the original reboot, 2011.s .Rise of the Planet of the Apes,. so I was anxiously waiting for the sequel, .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.. How did director Matt Reeves (.Cloverfield,. .Let Me In.) do by taking the reins from original helmer Rupert Wyatt? And is the sequel better than the original? Find out in my movie review of .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes..
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (c) Fox
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. Jason Clarke as Malcolm, a survivor of the Alz-113 virus who, along with a small group of other survivors, »
Could Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes be the best film of the summer? Without a doubt, Ryan writes...
In a mainstream filmmaking climate where safe bets are chosen over risks seemingly every time, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes stands as a stark, thrilling anomaly: a multi-million dollar tragedy that is as brilliantly told as it is visually striking. Simply put, this movie shouldn’t exist.
A decade after a deadly, laboratory-grown ‘simian flu’ has swept across the planet, humanity has fallen from its perch. As the opening credits glide by, the fate of our species is summed up in a single line: “Most of us were killed by the disease. The rest were killed in the fighting.”
On the outskirts of San Francisco, the pandemic’s epicentre, a new breed of genetically-modified ape rules the wilderness, led by Caesar - the smart, noble flashpoint for the previous film’s events. »
The sequel to 2011′s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes may not be in cinemas just yet, but 20th Century Fox has released a behind-the-scenes featurette showing how some of the amazing effects work in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.
The one minute footage is a series of split screen clips, showing before and after shots of each actor and their ape counterpart once the CGI wand has been waved – a kind of primate make-over, if you will. It’s clever stuff, but I do miss the monkey suits from 1968′s The Planet Of The Apes.
Caesar (Andy Serkis), Koba (Toby Kebbell), Blue Eyes (Nick Thurston), Ash (Doc Shaw), Rocket (Terry Notary) and Maurice (Karin Konoval) all feature in the clip. We believe Blue Eyes is also known as River, the son of Caesar and Cornelia (Judy Greer). The story’s set 15 years after the previous film, »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Elizabeth Banks, Elton John, Josh Groban and Tim Robbins are catching school spirit. The stars are joining the White House's Turnaround Arts program and adopting low-performing public schools, increasing the number of art teachers and musical instruments in those schools and using their household names to increase student engagement. The four along with Chad Smith, Frank Gehry, Clarence Greenwood (Citizen Cope), Doc Shaw, Marc Anthony, Rashida Jones, Russell Simmons, the Silk Road Ensemble and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews are the latest “Turnaround Artists” added to a public-private program in the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Also read: Obama Administration Holds the Line on. »
- Ira Teinowitz
Fox has released a brand new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes featurette, this one focusing on the performances capture in the film, which includes side-by-side comparisons of Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Larramie Doc Shaw as Ash, Terry Notary as Rocket and Karin Konoval as Maurice. Nope, no Judy Greer, oh well... I wonder, will there be the same push this year as there was when Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released to get Serkis a Supporting Actor nominationc Serkis is proving to be the go-to guy for performances capture as he also helped Gareth Edwards with Godzilla and he's helping Mark Ruffalo with the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 11. yt id="8qYyEM224z8" width="500" Set 15 years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
- Brad Brevet
By this point, every critic has had a chance to complain about the glut of blockbusters due to hit theaters in 2015, but this coming summer will also see the arrival of some pretty huge properties, most notably in science-fiction. To point out a few of the biggest contenders for box-office glory, we’re expecting comic-book sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, a revitalized Transformers installment, the Wachowski’s planet-traversing epic Jupiter Ascending, Marvel’s intergalactic caper Guardians of the Galaxy and, of course, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a hotly-anticipated follow-up to the surprisingly thrilling 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Dawn picks up the narrative of intelligent ape Caesar (played through motion-capture by Andy Serkis) eight years after the events of the first film, during which Caesar, his mind permanently altered by a viral-based drug, exposed other apes to the same drug and led them »
- Isaac Feldberg
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