This weekend past saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, one of the biggest films of the year, come swinging into theatres where it promptly became the 500-pound gorrilla in the room. After the surprising success of Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, new director Matt “Cloverfield” Reeves had one massive task ahead of him with the sequel. And boy, did he he ever pull it off!
The movie had big action set pieces, dramatic moments, thought provoking subtext, emotional gut punches aplenty, and also arguably the greatest CGI the world has ever seen resulting in a bunch of digitally created apes out-acting Gary freakin’ Oldman. Oh yeah, and an ape dual wielding machine guns while riding a horse that’s jumping through a wall of fire. What more can you ask for in a blockbuster?!
But that’s what we thought about it, and not everybody has the same opinion. So today we want to here from you guys. Did you also go bananas for the apish tale, or did you find it to be no more chimp chump than that champ?
Please note: Since this will be for people who have actually seen the movie, SPOILERS will be allowed, so tread lightly if you haven’t seen it yet.
Last Updated: July 16, 2014
July 16, 2014 at 10:58
I found the movie to be boring. My friend fell asleep and my wife asked me more than once if we could leave. As great as the final third was, I just felt the first 80+ minutes flowed really badly. The movie was more drama than anything else, and it did a very bad job at the drama in my opinion.