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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  11 July 2014 (USA)
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Ten years after a pandemic disease, apes who have survived it are drawn into battle with a group of human survivors.

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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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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One last chance for peace.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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11 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel  »

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Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$72,611,427 (USA) (11 July 2014)

Gross:

$208,532,326 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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In addition to the apes, visual effects company Weta Digital created other digital animals, such as a herd of deer, a grizzly bear, and CG doubles of the live horses. The deer were created using key-frame animation and the digital crowd enhancement software MASSIVE, the bear through key-frame animation, and the horses with a mixture of key-frame animation and motion capture. See more »

Goofs

The apes charging on horseback with automatic rifles, firing all their weapons endlessly without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Koba: [pointing to his scars] Human... work Human... work
[screams as he points to his damaged eye]
Koba: HUMAN WORK!
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Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal
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Enjoyable, but nothing new
5 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DotPotA is an enjoyable film, with excellent visual effects. Unfortunately, the story is hackneyed, predictable and frankly tedious, with an enormous number of holes and rampant stupidity on all sides, which detracts from any impact it may have had.

Quite apart from the hammer-to-the-head morality and message, there isn't really anything to keep a viewer's attention, besides the action sequences. The characters aren't very interesting (though the actors play them very well), the apes are stunningly rendered but equally stunningly one-dimensional in personality, the story is so predictable as to be laughable and, in the end, it turns into a tension-free, suspense-free, popcorn-munching wait until the violence starts (and ends, since there's no real interest or depth there, either).

Very, very disappointing, especially given all the hype and hope for a great continuation of the series. Popcorn fodder, little else.


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