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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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Matt Reeves
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Serkis ... Caesar
Jason Clarke ... Malcolm
Gary Oldman ... Dreyfus
Keri Russell ... Ellie
Toby Kebbell ... Koba
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Alexander
Kirk Acevedo ... Carver
Nick Thurston ... Blue Eyes
Terry Notary ... Rocket
Karin Konoval ... Maurice
Judy Greer ... Cornelia
Jon Eyez ... Foster
Enrique Murciano ... Kemp
Larramie Doc Shaw ... Ash (as Doc Shaw)
Lee Ross ... Grey
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first "Planet of the Apes" film shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The films before were shot in 2.35:1 and 2.39:1. More height was needed for this film because of scenes with the apes on horses, and the fight on the tower in the climax, and because Director Matt Reeves wanted to shoot the movie with a shallower depth of field. He was also originally planning on the film to be shot in 2.39:1. But when he realized that he could not, largely due to the decision to shoot the movie in 3-D, he switched to the 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this film. 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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Dark times Ahead. BLOCKBUSTER
10 July 2014 | by raahul16See all my reviews

I love Christopher Nolan, He has simply changed the way superhuman,extraordinary thrillers are made. Now everyone is just following him. Most of the Directors are trying to show the dark and more realistic environment in the movies and MATT REEVES succeeded in it.

It is a extremely well-made and enacted movie. What works is the intensity of the characters. Caesar is the character taken straight out of the last installment, Rise of the Planet of the apes. He is the brains and the brass together. The movie is entertaining and includes a surprising ending.

The film has got some amazing graphics. The Apes look real and in every way you sympathize with them. I would rate it 9 out of 10 just for graphics,acting and the intensity of the film.

DO WATCH !!


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