A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
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
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 »
The apes charging on horseback with automatic rifles, firing all their weapons endlessly without reloading. See more »
[pointing to his scars]
Human... work Human... work
[screams as he points to his damaged eye]
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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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