Monday, July 14, 2014

Review- Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (20th Century Fox, 2014)
The sequel to the re-reboot of my beloved Planet Of The Apes works, and works well. Ten years have passed since 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Humanity is huddled into San Francisco, with the Apes having built an entire civilization in the forest across the Golden Gate bridge. The problem is that the humans are running out of fuel and are in need of a power source. The hydroelectric dam could fulfill all of their needs. The only hang up with their plan is that they would have to go through the woods that the Apes call home to get there.
From there it is a series of backstabbing and mistrust from both sides that results in a war. This reinterpretation of Conquest of The Planet Of The Apes is, dare I say it, every bit as good as that classic film.
The battle between Caesar and Kopa was a CGI work of art, really amazing stuff. The next film will hopefully be a much, much better version of Battle For The Planet Of The Apes. There is a sort of post credit scene, which is actually a post credit sound effect that tips folks off about something, but I won't tell you. I don't do that sort of thing, as people who blurt out spoilers are the worst kind of asshole. Well, second worst. Folks that text during movies are the lowest form of life.
 I saw it in 3D, which, aside from the words which popped out during the credits, was so subtle that you didn't even notice it. See it in 2D, humans.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4.5 out of 5. 


  1. I hate to ask you to be the worst kind of asshole, but can you tell me what happened after the credits...? We were cutting the babysitting clock too close, and my wife made me get up and run home...I KNEW I WAS GOING TO MISS SOMETHING!!!! Ugggh!! I can't wait until my son gets old enough to see these kinds of films, so I can cut wives/babysitters out of the equation entirely. :D


      You hear rubble moving and Koba scream. He isn't dead after that fall.

  2. I knew he was too fugly to die! Thanks, Kris.

  3. Nice review Kris. Astounding in technical achievement and in narrative as well as possibly the best performance in mo-cap to date.