Just when you thought 2011’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ was a magnificent reboot to the classic film franchise of the ‘Planet of the Apes’, this sequel goes to infinity and beyond with enough action, enough heart and enough drama, for a truly excellent and well-crafted film experience.
The film is set ten years after the first film when the ALZ-113 virus sweeps the world and has now caused problems for humans, but the apes have their own life in the forest, where the first film ends, and now face a problem when humans discover their land.
The sequel is directed very well, even one shot of a 360 degrees shot on a tank was handled very well and was excellent, visually.
The writing is another element that delivers enough drama and emotionally invested dialogue that propels this film to an ultimate summer/winter movie going experience with many twists and turns. The film, at times, can be slow, and while the first act does take a while for the film to kick in to gear, it does so to build up character and story development.
Andy Serkis as Caesar is the film’s stand out as the acting was both brilliant and filled with honest emotion. Gary Oldman and Toby Kebbell also brought strong acting performances amongst the talented cast.
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is both a brilliant blockbuster film, but also a brilliant action and drama film that brings honest emotions with impressive visual effects.
I’ll admit, I shed a tear or two.