Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Year Released: 2014
Main Stars: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell
Last watched: January 2015
Review Date: January 2015
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: Bluray

“Ape Not Kill Ape”

Well made film with just about everyone being believable. The skill of Gary was a little bit lost in a role that didnt get to do much but to be honest, the humans are not what you see. It’s so well done that you get very involved with all the apes and lose yourself in their world. I wondered if it was going to be a slog but no, it’s a wonderful experience.

Some graphics are a little weaker than others as computers have a huge difficulty with light and shade but you dont ever think that there are green screens or a man in a suit. The scenes with humans and apes are seemless and believable. The least interesting is the parts where there are only humans. Script fails them although Jason brings in a lot of energy and solidity that helps and Gary, Keri, all of them do a good job that makes you aware of desperation in their plight.

Go for it if you like drama, a bit of fantasy/scifi and perhaps an experience that most films cant manage.

Extras: a very rubbish menu system lets it down but otherwise the extras are really nice. Enough bits to make you realise that Blu Ray can have a lot of stuff. How they envisioned the ideas, costumes, Andy’s acting and all of it in depth without being too disc-filler.


Keep DVD?
Yes. Something about the way they made this that’s just watchable.

Watch if on TV?
Yes. Bit of a slog feeling about it, you know? Too serious and all that, but when you start watching, you keep watching.

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. Obviously not in the rain though as I bet the fur is really stinky.

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