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Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 07/11/2014 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language, Running time 130 minutes, Action/Sci-fi/Drama

Compare to: Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997), District 9 (2009)

Sequels are tricky, but they’re even trickier when the reboot of a beloved franchise was better than expected and new expectations are much higher. Add a hundred CG apes into it and you’ve got a Summer sequel itching to knock Transformers off it’s high horse. Or transforming T-rex, whatever.

With Ape imitator extraordinaire Andy Serkis leading the cast, and a decent human cast at that, Dawn isn’t perfect but it’s got what you need to satisfy your Action/Sci-fi needs. Continue reading