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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  11 July 2014 (USA)
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In the wake of a disaster that changed the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race.

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Storyline

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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ape | woods | forest | sewer | tunnel | See more »

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One last chance for peace.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$179,020,564 (USA) (30 July 2014)
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Trivia

The book that Alexander (Kodi Smit-McPhee) shares with Maurice is Black Hole by Charles Burns. The story is about a sexually transmitted disease among American teenagers that turns them into outcasts. The book had a number of similarities to the Apes narrative, namely the theme of outcasts living in the woods, segregated from everyone else. See more »

Goofs

How did Malcolm know to call Caesar by name? Nowhere in the run up to the scene where Malcolm first speaks Caesar's name (at the confrontation by the dam) was Caesar's name spoken in the presence of the humans. See more »

Quotes

Carver: [Aiming his shotgun at Blue Eyes] I don't take orders from monkeys!
[Caesar tackles him down and takes his gun]
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Connections

Follows Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) See more »

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Ain't That a Stinger
Written by Griffith Giacchino
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User Reviews

 
Apes on horses! Apes with guns!
11 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is not just the best film of the summer, it's probably so far the best movie of the year!

These are the exact reasons why this film is great:

1.Amazing visual effects

2.Great storyline

3.Awesome action (Apes on horses, apes with shotguns)

4.Great acting

5.Andy Serkis is probably the best motion capture actor ever.

Overall the movie was just spectacular. My advice: don't expect anything when you go into this film. It is without a doubt the best entry in the planet of the apes franchise. Another thing about the special effects in the film, in Rise of the Planet of The Apes although that film had great special effects, there were some parts that you could tell were CGI while in Dawn, you couldn't tell if it was motion capture or CGI puppets. You literally feel like you are looking at apes. Anyways, the story is great, it had some awesome action, this film didn't disappoint me at all.

So I will say that Dawn of The Planet of the Apes gets: 10/10 stars


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