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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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$170,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$208,543,795 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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This film is essentially a remake of Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) See more »

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

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Caesar: I always think... ape better than human. I see now... how much like them we are.
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Monkey Business!
6 November 2014 | by (Shenzhen, China) – See all my reviews

What Dawn of the Dead is to the zombie saga, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is to the Ape saga. That is probably why it starts off in exactly the same way as Resident Evil, with a virus wiping off the largest part of humanity. After that, the film becomes like Terminator Salvation with simians instead of cyborgs. I tried to watch this film but matter how hard I tried, I couldn't keep my eyes on the screen for more than a minute each time. What makes this film incredibly boring is the production design and photography which maintain the same tedious visual style from the first to the last frames. Most of the action takes place in a ruined city, the type which an avid film-goer has already seen countless times in the past. I think this film would have benefited from a change of scenery. A nice stretch of Californian coast would be far better than the dark colors of this gloomy looking Matrix clone, although my own personal preference would be the Great Wall of China, it was they who invented the Monkey King after all. It would be nice to know what happened to the monkey population of the rest of the planet since the series is named PLANET of the Apes, however we don't get a glimpse of humanity outside the United States of America even though there are many Asian and African countries with a much larger monkey population. The zombies climbing the Wall of Tears are a nice touch in World War Z, you can only imagine how better the monkeys could've handled such a scene.

OK, the credits were good but only because they used the same fonts as the old Apes films which by the way are far better than this one and the make up more sophisticated.


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