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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  11 July 2014 (USA)
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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.

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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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Male Reporter 1: The lab technician, now known as Patient Zero, was accidentally exposed to retrovirus ALZ-113, an Alzheimer's trial drug that was being testing on chimpanzees.
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Entertaining and technically impressive but no direction
8 November 2014 | by (Olanda) – See all my reviews

I must say, I enjoyed this movie. It is impressive to see a world full of cgi environments and cgi animals, almost as good as the real thing. To enjoy this story you will have to accept the premise that apes get intelligent, and to also see the developments of struggle for power behind the back of the protagonist. Just like humans, isn't it. However, the story does not go anywhere. I mean, we know how it starts, it is explained in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and we know how it ends as explained in "Planet of the Apes", so this should be an intermediate part of the saga. But the only thing we learn is what we already learned from the previous film, which is that humans and apes don't get along. In the last film with Charlton Heston (or Mark Wahlberg, if you want) it is shown that humans get to be submissive, tamed and exploited by the apes, but this transition is not yet made in this movie. That's a missed opportunity, I think. It could have added some spice to the plot.


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