|“||I'm sorry my friend. War has already begun.||”|
|Step by Step. Photo by: Courtesy of Weta. Step by Step. The progression to a finished shot of Caesar.|
Andy Serkis and James Franco (a footage from Rise of the Planet of the Apes shown in this movie)
In 2011, THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES became a blockbuster hit. Thinking it was another Tim Burton(I like Tim Burton and his movies, but...) version, I did not watch it.
I did not even have plans of watching THE DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, but when my friend, Director Elvert Dela Cruz Bañares shared his thoughts on this film, I told myself, "Why not give it a try?"
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of 2014's best films. I have seen all "Planet of the Apes" films (since the first one which is a 1968 charmer) but none of them made apes look and act like apes and humans act like humans.....and vice versa.....and in a stylishly realistic way. The spatial relationships are dramatically at work. Impressive visuals and prudent direction by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Give this guy more franchise films! This is the movie to see this weekend! (A)
No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.
I also agree with everything my friend Jayvee said above. He really is a very keen observer. Like him, I highly recommend this film and I have a high regard for Matt Reeves.
I can hardly wait for the sequel!