Release Date: 11th July 2014
Star Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Genres: Action, Drama, Adventure, Science-Fiction
Director: Matt Reeves
Runtime: 130 minutes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is not just a Humans vs Apes battle, but more a conflict between trust and betrayal.
The Story starts depicting that the apes have come out of the destruction and gradually put together a world and civilised culture, led by Caesar (Andy Serkis), the Ape’s Godfather.
In the meanwhile, a small group of humans from San Francisco ends up unintentionally injures a little ape with a gunshot. In response, Caesar warns humans from entering their civilization. Frightened with this, Dreyfus, the human leader starts to distribute arms to the humans for battle with the Apes.
Koba (Right hand Ape of Caesar), plans to finish off the humans. The movie then goes through multiple distrust and miscommunication before the peace-loving Caesar and Malcolm regrets that their one big chance has been lost.
Special effects and 3D visuals compliments the emotions and acting very well. Each character has been well detailed and performed flawlessly. There are very few movies which leaves mark and lets you think, this is one of those. DOTPOTA is all about realising how our current activities can haunt us in future.
The Bottom Line: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a visual and emotional treat. A must watch movie.