Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes which is the prequel to Planet of the Apes. So, basically, this is the sequel of a prequel. Actually that’s exactly what that is. In a post apocalyptic world, ten years after the first film, the A-113 virus from the first film ( you remember, it’s the one that made the apes smart) has spread across the globe infecting and killing almost two thirds of the human population, but the apes who escaped from the zoo, and animal control, and whatever else have bread, and to their knowledge have become the dominant species. Until they run into a small group of humans who are trying to save their larger group by using the dam to turn the power back on. Only the apes don’t trust the humans after they shot one of the apes.
It was a great summer movie, I kind of expected a little bit more, but I thought it was a great movie about civilization, ape or other, and rebuilding. I also like post apocalyptic films. The dialogue was strong, as was the acting especially on Andy Serkis’ part, the special effects were better than the first film just by a tad. Lots of action, and strategy. I will say nothing about the film so as not to give anything away. I leave you with this: Watch the movie in the theater. IMAX if you’re near one.
One more month of summer movies you guys! Do not fear, because Winter movies are coming! We still have Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wish I Was Here, Hercules, Lucy, Sin City 2, and much more so stay in touch!