Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  130 min.
Release Date: July 11, 2014
DVD: December 2, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.30
based on 60 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer


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 shortlived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Director: Matt Reeves
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa
Screenplay: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Official Site: DawnofApes.com

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  • 5 stars "My personal favorite of all three in the series. The conflict between idealistic Caesar and bitter and hateful Koba is even more interesting than conflict apes vs. humans. There´s a big, big tragedy in the relationship of these two friends, later turned into enemies. Koba isn´t the real villain here. He is rather the traumatised victim. "Human work!" scene is overwhelming. Then when he steals the weapons from foolish people while playing normal dumb chimp it is priceless! Post-apo town looks amazing. When the apes come there to tell humans to not come back to the woods, or when they attack in the night, we know the days of humans are counted... There are no simply black or white characters, everyone has a good motivation to do what they do, and the fact they have a good reason and can´t do it different way and the conflict just has to come is the most powerful and tragic about all of it."
  • 3 stars "It's okay. Honestly I turned it off about three quarters of the way through. I figured I had given it enough of my time. Special effects were great but not nearly as good as the first one."
  • 4 stars "Not quite as good as some of the earlier Planet of the Apes movies, but I'd give it a 4.4 out of 5. Highly recommend, yet it's just not quite a legendary 5 out of 5."