Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes



You remember that movie that came out years ago?  The one about the monkey named Caesar? Yeah, the one where the ape learned sign language and then how to actually speak?

Well, because of an amazing friend, I was able to go see the movie last night. We went pretty late so the theater wasn’t too packed, though there were a few problems.  The biggest being the idiot parents who took their young child to a movie that would not be over until sometime around midnight. But the movie was fantastic.

Shortly into the movie you find out that it is set 10 years after the first movie ended.  Caesar is the leader, like he has always been, and he has respect from most of the other apes.  He also has a son.  Most of the humans have been eradicated by the virus created in a lab, and of course the apes are blamed for it.

The apes think that all humans are gone, simply because they have been left in peace for so long.  They have built this really awesome place they call home, and they all work together and get along. 

Sadly, some humans come across and things get a little crazy.

We all knew this would happen though, right?  Isn’t this how all movies go? We see what a simple and peaceful life someone has, right before it is ripped away from them, right before their happiness is destroyed.

I won’t tell you what happens, I will just tell you that it is worth the money to see it.  It’s really a beautiful movie.  It was better than I expected.

I don’t like to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes, because the ending is so sad.  It breaks my heart, but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of those movies I could watch a hundred times. 

I really did like the movie and enjoyed it.  I usually have something to complain about, but there isn’t anything I feel the need to complain about. I did get frustrated with the one person that seems to always mess things up, but we wouldn’t have an interesting movie with out that one person.

Okay, I do have one complaint that won’t spoil the movie for anyone.  Why do apes need horses??! Also, where the heck did they get the horses?  It looked hilarious to see an ape on a horse. 

Also, my favorite was Maurice. 


He is one awesome primate. 

I had a blast at the movies with friends and my brother.  And I strongly suggest this movie.  If you like the first one, this is a must see.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think about it?


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