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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Post Movie Recap

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The Roundtable discusses the latest installment of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  Join Tyler Smith and Jeremiah Panhorst for our review of the film.

In this episode, Tyler and Jeremiah discuss the following issues from the film:

  • History with the PLANET OF THE APES franchise
  • Ranking the APES movies
  • The promotional videos about the virus
  • The dialogue-free first few minutes
  • The motion capture visual effects
  • The human cast: Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Gary Oldman
  • The ape cast: Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell
  • The APES view of mankind
  • Culturally relevant themes: nuclear war, terrorism, pandemic, guns?
  • Is the movie cynical enough?
  • What will the next movie be about?

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  • jsizzlefresh

    I watched this movie on Saturday. It was enjoyable, but I was not amazed like I was when I watched the original movie (original original, not the first remake). I do think that it was similar in tone/theme to the original though. I agree with you guys that Dawn is probably #2 in the franchise now. The visual fidelity was pretty incredible in the film, especially in 3D (which is how I watched it). They didn’t use the 3D as much as I expected, but whatever…

    I think that these new remakes are doing the franchise justice and I would definitely watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes again.

  • Paco

    Very good film, i really enjoyed it. A solid 8 out of 10 from me. The podcast was also enjoyable. :)