Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes (2014)


Cast and Crew
Directed by : Matt Reeves
Produced by : Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Written by : Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Starring : Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Music by : Michael Giacchino
Cinematography : Michael Seresin
Edited by : William Hoy, Stan Salfas
Running time : 130 minutes

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I.M.C.F Review
The movie is pretty decent and is shot totally in forests of the 'Vancouver Island'. The settings, apes riding horses, koba's betrayal and the war scenes were all shot well and will excite you, big time. The emotional connection between the humans, apes and their families is handled very well. While Humans played a dark and doomy role in the prequel, Apes took that part in this one!

After the Rise of Apes in the previous part, they keep themselves away from Humans and build their own 'Home and Family'. But a virus by name 'ALZ-113' which prevailed from the laboratories of gen sys has caused the extinction to human civilisation.

A few surviving humans, with some fuel and no power, decide to gain access to a hydroelectric generator at a dam in the Apes territory, which will give them the electricity to contact other surviving humans. Ceaser agrees to give humans what they want and Malcom, the human leader, along with his group starts working on it.

But Koba, a trusted member of Ceaser doesnt like Ceaser helping humans. So, he plans and kills Ceaser, in the name of humans. This allows him to convince all other apes to go for a war against humans, in which they win somehow and take all the humans as prisoners. But Ceaser survives with his strong will and along with his son, other loyal apes and Malcom, takes down Koba and gets the war to halt.

But the war is not over yet. Humans will never forgive this act by an Ape. So, what happens next will be the sequel!

I.M.C.F Rating : 80/100
Direction : 8 : Plot might seem common, but Direction doesnt give you that feel.
Production Values : 8 : Not so colorful, but a richly and well made one!
Story/Plot : 7 : Trust. Betrayal. War. Could have been better!
Cast Performances : 9 : Both Humans and Apes did very well. None disappoint.
Music : 8 : Since the Apes do not talk much, Music will keep you rolling along with the film!
Cinematography : 8 : Helped enhancing the film and giving it a doomy shade!
Editing/Screenplay : 8 : A bit slow and lagging in some parts, but very fine.
3D Effects : 7 : Mostly seems like a 2D film, with barely any exciting effects!
Dialogues : 8 : Well put!
Awe Moment(s) : 9 : Ape's showing their strength. Ceaser's survival and pact with Humans. The climax fight.

Ratings and Reviews From Popular Websites
8.9/10 - IMDb
4.5/5  - Rotten Tomatoes

The visual look of the apes themselves is what brings it all home. Seeing is believing, and the magic of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is that it is so easy to believe.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the best and brainiest blockbuster of the summer, the kind of movie you hope for when you pay your money and buy your popcorn.
The tone is dire, the visuals dark and doomy, the pace epically slow. Like so many sequels, it's everything the first film aspired not to be.

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