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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Caesar
... Malcolm
... Dreyfus
... Ellie
... Koba
... Alexander
... Carver
... Blue Eyes
... Rocket
... Maurice
... Cornelia
... Foster
... Kemp
... Ash (as Doc Shaw)
... Grey
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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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Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,611,427, 13 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$208,545,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$710,644,566
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Trivia

Whereas Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) was essentially a remake of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), the fourth film in the original series, this film is essentially a remake of Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), the fifth film, although the resemblance is less obvious. See more »

Goofs

When Malcolm and the Apes enter and exit the BART (subway) stations, they pass through rotary turnstiles, a type that hasn't been used in decades. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Physician: If you have a fever and cough or a sore throat, stay home.
Man on TV: I'd say 95% chance of this is manufactured. Came out of a laboratory.
Female Reporter: The source of the virus was traced back to drug test done at Gen-Sys Laboratories in San Francisco.
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.
Male Reporter 2: The infected chimps showed signs of erratic and aggressive behavior that led to their escape from...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is an audio cue of Apes digging through, and removing rubble and concrete. Then Koba's distinctive breathing is heard, hinting at Koba surviving the fall after his struggle with Caesar. See more »

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The Weight
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
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Best Movie of 2014
10 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Hands down this is the best movie of 2014. It has everything I look for in a movie, I hits on the human condition on so many different levels and evokes emotion throughout. This movie had me on the edge of my seat anticipating every next move. Haven't been so impressed by a movie in a while. This sequel does a perfect job at telling its own story, connecting to the past and leading to a future film, that I cannot wait to see. As far as the effects go the apes are so realistic and the plot truly shows what I truly believe would be a post apocalyptic San Francisco. This is a story of the human race that shows what we all hold most dear, security and family are the cores of humanity and this movie depicts that better than I have seen before.

Do yourself a favor and go see this ASAP.


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