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Friday, July 11, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review (2014)

The Good: The plot and the storyline are solid for this film. It's very refreshing to see a movie that attempts to step outside of the main focus (human beings) and take a peek into another world (the apes). Within the plot you'll have plenty of interesting events that blur the lines of ape vs human issues. As you'll see in the trailer, there is a fair amount of action. The other nice highlight is the character development within the ape characters like Caesar. If you thought you enjoyed his "Nooooooo" then you'll probably be impressed with the type of ape he's become in this film too.

The Bad: The length may bother a few people only because there's probably an expectation that this film will be more action packed than it was portrayed in the trailer. (about 2 hrs) Also while the storyline is interesting, there are quite a few elements that are pretty predictable. You'll see them coming from a mile away. The 3D element is completely non-existent! Just don't bother with it!

The Reason: This movie was pretty straight forward. It's not really a movie about "war" as it's advertised, it's a movie about survival. It's a nice sequel that continues the story from the previous Rise of the Planet of Apes film. However, I do not think that it justifies the price of a FULL movie ticket to go see it. Because it's still a good movie to watch, I would recommend that you watch it as a matinee. DO NOT waste a penny on seeing it in 3D! Before you watch it, just understand that this movie is about 70% drama and only 30% action/suspense. So just temper your expectations.

The Rating: 7.5/10

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