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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)

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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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Andy Serkis (Caesar), Terry Notary (Rocket), and Karin Konoval (Maurice) are the only actors who reprised their roles from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011). Judy Greer replaced stunt-woman/dancer Devyn Dalton as Caesar's mate, Cornelia, and Toby Kebbell replaced stuntman/motion capture performer Christopher Gordon as the scarred lab chimp Koba. See more »

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The power just get restored to the city and everyone is partying and then we get the screen of Dreyfus in an top building when he hears his iPad is being charged again. When he looks at the iPad you see that the iPad is already charged at 74% See more »

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Carver: [Aiming his shotgun at Blue Eyes] I don't take orders from monkeys!
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The Age Old Tale
21 July 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Humans generally have a superiority complex that makes them often consider all other forms of life as inadequate. Civilization has exemplified the mass exploitation and selfishness humans are capable of in the past, and present, on numerous occasions. The Planet of the Apes series delves on this complex. It displays the vulnerabilities of the human race and how nothing is to be underestimated.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will surely entertain. As the sequel to the last instalment, we follow Caesar in his new habitat following the human pandemic instigated by the Simian influenza. In a world where the human population is depleted and infrastructure collapsed, society is broken apart and in a fragile state. With stubborn and selfish humans, the fate of humanity does not rest in good hands.

Watching this film, I cannot say there ever was a moment of dullness nor boredom. Though, for me, there was nothing exceptional about it. The plot is one that we have come to expect and the CGI was certainly state of the art. Putting this aside, it is the story of Caesar and the strive for freedom of all that captures this movie's true essence. Empathizing with these intelligent beings no longer being the tools of humans is one to both support and fear. It is this unique mixture of elements that make Dawn of the Planet of the Apes so touching yet stimulating.

This is a movie I'd recommend all to see since it offers a perspective many contemporary films fail to produce.


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