First Wave Of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Reviews Are Very Positive

First wave of reviews for 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of Apes, which is the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, have started to come in and they are extremely positive.

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The Hollywood Reporter: "A Gripping Account of Inter-Species Conflict"
"Manages to do at least three things exceptionally well that are hard enough to pull off individually: Maintain a simmering level of tension without let-up for two hours, seriously improve on a very good first entry in a franchise and produce a powerful humanistic statement using a significantly simian cast of characters. In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars—it’s that much better" - Todd McCarthy


Variety: "A Bleak But Spectacular Sequel"
"An altogether smashing sequel to 2011′s better-than-expected “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” this vivid, violent extension of humanoid ape Caesar’s troubled quest for independence bests its predecessor in nearly every technical and conceptual department, with incoming helmer Matt Reeves conducting the proceedings with more assertive genre elan than “Rise” journeyman Rupert Wyatt." - Guy Lodge


Hit Fix: "Series Is Actually Getting Better from Film to Film"
"The script by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Mark Bomback is about what violence does to communities, so while it is indeed an action film at times, and there are some thrillingly staged sequences that director Matt Reeves has imagined, I found myself actively rooting against any action in the film simply because I cared about all the characters enough that I didn't want to see any of them, human or ape, end up in harm's way, and it's obvious from early in the film that things are not going to end well." - Drew McWeeny


Cinema Blend: "Ample Life and Innovative Storytelling"
"You still will not be prepared for the scope, intelligent vision and accomplishment (both technical and emotional) of the superior, intense, terrifying, exhilarating and altogether spectacular sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Though we are only two moves in to this reconfigured Apes franchise – and we have a long way to go before reaching the point of introduction that occurred way back in 1968 – its evident that there is ample life and innovative storytelling in the Apes series, which should pave the way for a bleak but creatively bright future." - Sean O'Connell


Screen Daily: "Less Emotionally Resonant Than Rise"
"The sequel to sci-fi franchise reboot Rise Of The Planet of the Apes is heavier on ape-vs-human action than its predecessor and lighter on the kind of intimate drama that three years ago made the reboot a surprisingly affecting late summer hit. As such, the relatively generic Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is less emotionally resonant than Rise but possibly better equipped - especially with the addition of 3D - to fill its role as a midsummer box office earner aimed particularly at the international market." - John Hazelton



A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line) and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30). The film climbs into theaters July 11, 2014
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Chekkarma - 6/28/2014, 12:37 PM
Very Nice,this movie will be awesome.
Thebest2 - 6/28/2014, 12:41 PM
Where are the FOX haters? Fox is a great Studio and deserves more respect.
MrReese - 6/28/2014, 12:42 PM
Can't freakin wait!
Kyos - 6/28/2014, 12:43 PM
That does sound awesome! :D
WesleyGibson - 6/28/2014, 12:45 PM
Doing better than Age of Shi-I mean Extinction.
jlabatman - 6/28/2014, 12:45 PM
Yeah this does look good. This will get my money, while Transformers will not!
batz11 - 6/28/2014, 12:46 PM
BEAUTIFUL
Skybreaker - 6/28/2014, 12:47 PM
Rise was an amazing surprise. Full of feels. And Dawn looks to be that kind of movie that will be a punch in the gut. Can wait to see it!
Also: "NOOOOOOO" scene frome rise came to my mind!
MercwithMouth - 6/28/2014, 12:48 PM
Awesome stuff. Rise was so good, if this is better, it'll definitely be the best film of the year. Interstellar can suck it...
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/28/2014, 12:51 PM
Getting hyped
MrMartinMarvel - 6/28/2014, 12:52 PM
@thebest2 I don't think you understand how this works. Nobody hates FOX in general, they just don't like what they've done with their Marvel properties.
EzioKenway1225 - 6/28/2014, 12:54 PM
awesome,i loved Rise,hopefully this is just as good,if not better
BatManiac - 6/28/2014, 12:54 PM
Rise was good, and I'm sure this will be too, but the reboot isn't [frick]ing with the original.
BatManiac - 6/28/2014, 1:01 PM
Interstellar is going to be all kinds of epic. Even X-Men: DOFP is going to be chewed-up-and-spat-out by Intersteller. 2014 belongs to Interstellar!

Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:03 PM
Loved Rise, will definitely see this and look forward to them their take on the actual Planet of the Apes. Will they still do mutants though?
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:04 PM
"2014 belongs to Interstellar!"
EzioKenway1225 - 6/28/2014, 1:08 PM
this and guardians are the only two films left this summer i wanna see ,i kinda liked the last TMNT trailer(even though i dislike all 3 transformers films and will not even bother with the fourth one) but i wont see in theaters ,probably watch when it comes out on DVD or something
ALegendaryPanda - 6/28/2014, 1:09 PM
This movie and Interstellar will be the best movies of the year.
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:10 PM
This, Captain America and Mockingjay (simply because I like winter/revolution films) will be the only three I see in the actual theater this year.

I hope this film does do well, as the whole Planet of the Apes franchise is a really good bit of sci-fi and "what if?"
EzioKenway1225 - 6/28/2014, 1:14 PM
some of the reviewers are especially praising Toby Kebell who is playing the villain Koba, thats great cause he is also playing Doctor Doom in the FF reboot and i hope he gives us a great Doom cause we frankly we deserve it, especially after the last two..ughh
Pending - 6/28/2014, 1:15 PM
Minus the few obvious stinkers, This is turning out to be an amazing year for big blockbuster films.
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:15 PM
So...are these technically the best prequels that Hollywood has done thus far? Since they are connected to the original films?
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:19 PM
@dio

It's not apart of the original continuity. That continuity already had Caesar and shown the rise of the apes under different circumstances with different characters, etc. It's a reboot series in chronological order.
BatManiac - 6/28/2014, 1:19 PM
@dio

It's not connected to the original series. It's a reboot.
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:22 PM
It's totally connected to the original...Remember the ship lifting off for space in the first one? It was the same ship that Charelton Heston was on.
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:23 PM
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction film and a foundation/origin story for a new series of Planet of the Apes films which will ultimately (if all goes according to plan) tie-in with the original pentalogy; director Rupert Wyatt described it as "primarily a prequel to the 1968 film."[1] "We've gone a very different route that's restarting the myth, with the hope this will be the first film [of a series] that takes us 2,000 years to reach the original 'Planet of the Apes'."[2] It was originally planned for a June 2011 US release, but was moved to August 5, 2011.
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:24 PM
You're [frick]ing with us.
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:24 PM
Boom playahs!
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:24 PM
No sir...seriously I remember the scene let me find it .
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:25 PM
Maniac, you handle this one. I'm tired.
DaVinci31 - 6/28/2014, 1:25 PM
@BatManiac

Don't you dare give those of us who are anticipating Interstellar a bad name . . .
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:26 PM
It's not a prequel. The old series had a Caesar of its own and shown it's own rising of the apes and what led into the original in the 60's. That alone should tell you that it is not within the same continuity.
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:26 PM
4. Space Flight (of the Apes)
While events surrounding Will and Caesar continue in the foreground of “Rise,” the media makes several background references to a spaceship named Icarus. A briefly glimpsed news report announces “Icarus Entering Mars Atmosphere” and a few scenes later, a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the same vessel was “Lost in Space.” In the ’68 “Apes,” the Icarus is the ship that Taylor, Landon, and Dodge take to the year 3978; two movies later it’s also the ship Cornelius, Zira (Kim Hunter), and Milo (Sal Mineo) take back to 1973. If we get direct sequels to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” you can expect to see more of that spacecraft.
Klone - 6/28/2014, 1:26 PM
Haha, DaVinci :P
marvel72 - 6/28/2014, 1:27 PM
been an ape for a while now,got all of them on blu-ray.this by the sound of things is gonna be as good as the original if not better.

this deserves to make the kind of money that shit like transformers 4 will make but probably won't.
dio - 6/28/2014, 1:28 PM
You're trippin Abomination...and don't try to pass off your light work to another you pussy, makes me feel like less of a woman ; ) lol. Seriously I thought everyone knew that about the flicks
XK1D - 6/28/2014, 1:28 PM
So glad to hear this! I hope Fox keeps delivering great sequels to they're recently revived X-Men and Apes franchise's.
JohnCarter - 6/28/2014, 1:29 PM
Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are apparently the best work done with the story since the 1968 classic.
Desrow - 6/28/2014, 1:31 PM
@BatManiac

"2014 belongs to Interstellar!"

Nemeres - 6/28/2014, 1:31 PM
And Matt Reeves was one of the candidates to helm Man of Steel. Just imagine -- IMAGINE -- what he could have done with it. Gigantic sigh.
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