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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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Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel  »

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$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$208,268,003 (USA) (17 October 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 »

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When Malcolm enters the dam with Caesar he explains that they are now using diesel generators and gasifiers. So why couldn't they power up the radio station with that to call help? See more »

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Caesar: Apes do not want war!
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Follows Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975) See more »

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Dreary let down
22 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the previous film and after seeing the high review scored shelled out the exorbitant cost to go to the cinema.

None of the characters inspire any real interest.

The story is boring and predictable. With stereotype bad people/bad apes versus a few good men/apes.

I always like a good, post apocalyptic film, unfortunately this was not it! Very disappointed, it's not desperately awful just very mediocre.

I often regret the exorbitant cost of going to the cinema and certainly did this time. Wish I had waited till it came out on TV.

My advice is don't waste your money wait till it comes out on TV or streaming service.


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