Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

After watching Rise last week and loving it, I was so didsapointed I had to wait a full week to watch Dawn.  It was well worth the wait.

This movie picks up ten years after the initial Ape attack against humans and the human population is dwindling severely.  Caesar is still leading the new Ape colony and they are thriving.  When a group of humans come into the Ape’s camp, Caesar’s leadership is put to the test.

Andy Serkis is so good that I don’t think it’s too outlandish to say that he deserves to be nominated for his portrayal as Caesar.  What he does as an actor to completely transform from human to Ape is unheard of and I’m glad the films are successful.  

This movie moves way quicker than its predecessor and has quiet moments, not dull moments.  They say a jazz musician is great by the notes they don’t play, well this is a great film for what isn’t said.  The subtleties between the Apes and humans are so realistic that you feel that this is a real situation.

My favorite scene was when Kubo broke into the armory and started acting like a monkey to the two guards by paling areound with them.  Then he steals there guns and shoots them both.  We as viewers knew what he was doing which made it that much more intense and enthralling to see if he can pull it off.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: 8.7/10

Erich’s next movie: Tusk

I really love Kevin Smith and a lot of people have mixed reactions to this movie.  You either hate it and think it’s dumb, or love it. I am in the middle and really like how he is branching out and trying different things.  

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