Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Review

Smaller Than Galaxies

Hollywood isn’t exactly in the greatest state anymore. Year after year we get reboot after reboot, prequel after prequel, and sequel after sequel. It’s getting stale but people still continue to buy into it. But if there is one reboot/prequel/sequel that I want people to buy into, it’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the sequels to follow. The fact of the matter is that this new rebooted franchise and its two films have become some of the smartest films to come out of Hollywood as of recently. Both have an incredible balance of well-crafted action pieces and dramatic scenes and Dawn only emphasizes that more.

Dawn takes place ten years after the original film and Caesar played wonderfully once again by Andy Serkis leads apes in a community, some of them being from the previous films (Koba, Rocket, and Maurice). Caesar is also married to Cornelia (Judy…

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