In Theaters July 11th, 2014
Run Time 2 hrs 10 min
Andy Serkis as Caesar
Jason Clarke as Malcolm
Gary Oldman as Dreyfus
Years after the first movie the apes are living amongst themselves, not seeing a human in over two winters they assume all have died from a flu that was hinted towards in the first movie. All the apes have grown physically and intellectually and have built their own “city” of sorts. After years of no humans some of the Apes randomly run into one in the middle of the forest, which is the initial event that begins the entire war. Turns out there are humans still alive, and they are attempting to rebuild, which requires electricity that they want to use a dam for, but the dam is on the Apes land. Although peace is attempted to co-exist, human greediness leads to distrust and war erupts between the humans and apes.
As much as I enjoyed the first movie in this reboot, I liked this one even more. I was never much interested in the Planet of the Apes series until the reboot came out with James Franco in it, and this second film may be the best out of the history of the series. The visual effects alone are amazing, but it was the insight on the apes living alone that made it interesting also. The director did a great job showing the greediness of humans and our desire to have power and control everything inferior. For those not familiar with the series, the first film showed how the apes become intelligent, and how the human population began to die away. This film then shows how the apes are surviving on their own, but then discover there are still small population of humans around. Although peace was attempted this film shows the beginning of what could be a very good third film, the all out way between humans and apes. The fight scenes in this movie were well done also, whether it was ape vs ape or ape vs human. I would recommend going to see this movie in theaters while you can, it looks great on the big screen and you won’t be disappointed.
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