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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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Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$208,532,326 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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Rupert Wyatt declined to direct this film saying he was uncomfortable with the original locked release date of 23 May 2014, that would not give him enough time to work on the film. However, just months before release, the film's released slot was replaced with X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). See more »

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The apes charging on horseback with automatic rifles, firing all their weapons endlessly without reloading. See more »

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Caesar: War has begun.
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The Weight
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
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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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