“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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By Hayden

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was one of the biggest movies of the
summer. It grossed over 200 million dollars in the United States and over 700 million worldwide. This movie is the sequel to the critically acclaimed film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and begins a few years afterward. These two movies are prequels to the original “Planet of the Apes” movies. They show the fall of humanity and how that led to the rise of the apes. This film includes Andy Serkis as Caesar, the leader of the apes, Jason Clarke as Malcolm, a human who wants peace between the humans and the apes, and Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, the leader of a colony of humans who are desperate for supplies.

At the end of “Rise”, a virus is spread around the world that kills almost all of the human population. The only humans that survive are the ones that were genetically immune to the disease. A group of humans, led by Dreyfus (Oldman), have created a base in San Francisco. They have electricity, but it is quickly running out. Dreyfus sends Malcolm (Clarke) to a nearby dam to try to obtain some electricity. Malcolm runs into Caesar (Serkis) and his colony of apes. Caesar sends Malcolm and his group back to their base, and the apes terrify many of the humans. The rest of the movie goes on from there, with Malcolm trying to keep peace between the apes and the humans.

This movie was incredible. Not a single real ape was used in the film, which shows just how great the special effects are. The movie gives us an inside glimpse into the ape colony. The apes speak through sign language, so there is some reading involved, but that does not take away from the movie or make it boring. “Dawn” has a lot more action than its predecessor, which makes it much more entertaining to watch. The movie takes you from shocking moment to shocking moment and never ceases to amaze. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is definitely a much watch, and it’s one of the best movies of the year!

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