OMG! There’s not much more to say. You would think after seeing 7 or more Planet of the Apes movies, a new addition would serve to be over kill and in poor taste. Under the direction of Matt Reeves, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was absolutely the best of the Planet of the Ape movies. The story was feasible which made it believable, the special effects were outstanding and the plot was sensible as well as understandable. A team of Humans lead by Malcolm (Jason Clarke) are on a mission to restore equipment so that the city they live in would have lights and communications to the rest of the world. They arrived at their destination only to make an incredible discovery, intelligent, talking Apes. Leader of the Apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis) has to decide if they will trust the Humans to keep their word. Malcolm revealed to Caesar that their objective is to get back to the way life was before a deadly virus wiped out most of mankind. Now they are faced with a brand new problem, trust between the Humans and the Apes. What ensues after this chance encounter makes for a heart felt story, worth every penny spent on this movie ticket.
[DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is nominated for Visual Effects]