[Review] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

11:13 rebecca wong 2 Comments

Thanks to +ChurpChurp, I managed to get the premiere tickets to the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.


For those who don't know, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Before I go further, let me give you a short synopsis of the movie:

"A deadly virus has wiped out majority of the mankind a decade ago, and the growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by the surviving human being. They have been living in peace, until both world collided - and both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will survive on the planet earth."

Check out the trailer at YouTube.


They have quite a cast here. Let's check out few of them:
  • Andy Serkis as Caesar - the same actor who portrayed Sméagol/Gollum in The Lord of the Rings.
  • Gary Oldman as Dreyfus - I'm sure you remember his work in The Dark Knight and Harry Porter; and also the recent Robocop.
  • Jason Clarke as Malcolm - He's an Australian actor who was involved in some major films such as White House Down and The Great Gatsby.
  • Keri Russell as Ellie - Remember this pretty face? She was in Mission Impossible III few years ago.
  • Judy Greer as Cornelia - She's best known for portraying a string of supporting characters. She had a strong supporting role in last year's Carrie too.
First of all, I must say that they have very good CG and they did a good job in capturing the essence of the apes. As for the story line, though it is a sequel, but they have brilliantly kept it interesting. Even with all the computer animation, they still managed to showcase the emotions of the characters. The effect and design was great too. They successfully created the sets of that gloomy, creepy abandoned streets.

I particularly like the parts where human and apes share some quiet moments together. It taught us, although we might look different, but we are still the same after all. On top of that, the message of "family" and "home" has been brought across very strongly throughout the movie, through the character Caesar.

Overall, it is a movie with great story and computer animation. So, looking for a movie to watch over the weekend? Why not drop by your nearby cinemas and check out Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

"The War Has Begun"
                     -Caesar-




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