Now, let’s make a review Cesar and the rest of the apes.
Basically, I wasn’t really a fan of apes movies, though I’ve seen the 1st installment when I downloaded it from a Torrentz site. I actually admired the plot of the 1st film, and so when we learned that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be shown, we checked the show timings right away, and voila! We got it! Weee!!!! So excited because this is the opening day in Qatar and it took months before they have a very good film in Qatar again.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. The film is set ten years after the first film. The ALZ-113 virus has continued to evolve Apes. Led by Caesar, they have made their home in the woods and bred. On the other side of the island (and the world), humans are scarce. The virus has had the opposite effect and spread, killing billions. Those thousands we do see remaining are struggling to survive. When an unfortunate situation occurs between the two sides, war is imminent. But not all humans and Apes agree with the potentially devastating results.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes transcends the Hollywood blockbuster. Not only does it deliver that rare sequel explores its world and characters further, but it's also richly told, beautifully and hauntingly portrayed and truly exciting and terrifying in equal measures. The movie was directed with serious and intensity and impact. Malcom portrayed by Jason Clarke, the leader of the small group that formed a strong bond with Caesar and the other apes is believable. And Carver? He is real bad ass!
Ultimately this film shows the good and bad of every living creature that has a free will to think, regardless if you are a man, or an ape. Carver had an unreasonable hate of apes. He hated the apes for the Simian Flu even though it was humans that made the flu. Koba had reason to hate humans but it consumed him so that he was even willing to kill apes and his friends to gain control and destroy the humans. The apes hated the guns because of their power to kill but then felt free to use them to kill their enemies. The apes started the war but the humans were very willing to start it if they didn’t get what they wanted. Caesar and Malcolm saw the good in each other and each tried to stand against their own people to protect and recognize that good but in the end they could not forestall war. As Caesar wisely pointed out, the apes started the war but the humans would not be willing to forgive. It was the depravity in both that leads to war. It is as much the evil in them as the evil in us that is the problem. (RPR)
A one bad-ass film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is highly recommended.
Not a waste of money, nor a waste of time.
Visual Effects: 8.5
Story Plot: 9