Thursday, 31 July 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

In the wake of a disaster that changer the world, the growing and genetically evolving apes find themselves at a critical point with the human race. 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves. This film is the sequel of the surprisingly good Rise of the Planet of the Apes. When it came out, a few years back now, people were not really into that film but it was pretty good. Matt Reeves actually proves that he CAN direct and deliver a movie which is looking FANTASTIC! This time the film is dealing with a concept of power struggle between Apes and Human but also among the Apes themselves. Plus it shows how people can hate and behave facing difficult times and in front of something that isn't familiar or an other group or race. Along the film we are discovering that Apes are not as different as we could have thought. In fact they are far more evolved than when we met them in the first movie: they have personality, they have interesting inter activities between each others like learning in school, code of conduct, consequences and most importantly a Leader. Caesar definitely steals the movie. We actually get really attach to the Apes. In fact there is no need of words in Apes' dialogues and proper conversations as they use body language, everything can be understood as they have emotional expressions in their eyes.  Plus, scenes are all so incredibly powerful and there is a great emotion flawing through the film. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes improves in every ways possible the first film. The Apes are so well realised thanks to the motion capture work, they actually look like real Apes - which is incredible. Plus Andy Serkis never failed at motion capture he is one of the most talented actor of his generation. ACADEMY LISTEN: This guy has to win an Oscar someday! In fact there are few remarkable technological achievement in this movie, such as special effects, music, direction, motion capture looks, and a great emotional core. I was surprised at every turning point in the story throughout the film like "wait... we're not predictable, let us tell you the story!" Finally this film seems truly human to me even if the majority of the protagonist are Apes and it's full of content in relation to its length.

Overall this film is smartly optimised, it looks great, have very good cgi, it's exciting, it has good action sequences, great relationships and character development.

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