|...the conflict continues|
Dawn of the Planets of the Apes Review – The year was 2011, the movie revived was Rise of the Planet of the Apes…meh….nak kena tengok ke? Well…watch I did and amazed I was when I ‘saw’ and ‘heard’ Caesar ‘talking’. Heck! He ‘spoke’ better English compared to some of the people I know. What else to do but to hope and wait for a sequel and guess what? The year is 2014 and Caesar is back yo!!!
|...what else matters...|
Fast forward ten years since Caesar (Andy Serkis) broke out of the lab and faced humans in an epic battle on the Golden Gate Bridge. As a result, simian flu almost caused humans to vanish from the face of the planet. Few immune survivors are running out of option and some of them make their way to the forest. They hope they could restart the water dam to produce energy and supply power for their existence. These survivors bump into Caesar and his colony and once again faced with conflict. Malcom (Jason Clarke) tries to convince Caesar to let them restore the dam and be on their way back to their port. Meanwhile, Dreyfus (Gary Oldman) is not all convinced about the co-operation between humans and apes. He retrieves the left over artilleries left by National Guard in order to protect the humans in case the apes decided to ambush them. Just like Dreyfus, Caesar’s second-in-command, Koba (Toby Kebbell) do not trust the humans and set out to proof that humans will once again try to destroy their kind. With survival of each species hanging on the line, can both humans and apes put aside their differences and work together to stay alive?
|They are only looking out for their species|
Andy Serkis…what can I say about this man? He is a league of his own man! After ‘capturing our motion’ as Gollum and King Kong, he is back again in the ape suit to wow us. He could do no wrong and I only expect more awesomeness from him in the future. As for the rest of the cast…both humans and apes, it’s not an easy task but every single one of them did a splendid job. Besides the actors, the special effects were top notch, the music, the cinematography, the camera work. It’s got awards written all over it. A rare moment when a sequel is actually better than the original, this has to be one of it.
The cliffhanger at the end of this movie will make you look forward for the next encounter between humans and the apes. The dispute featured in this picture is not just between two species but its very well happening around us as we speak. How would the world be like if a group of minorities finally takes over from the majority who have took what they had all this while for granted? Interesting notion isn’t it?
P/s - Thank you Churp2 for the preview tickets!