What did you think of...Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?
The long-awaited sequel to 2011's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has finally arrived and with a hell of a buzz behind it. Directed by Matt Reeves (CLOVERFIELD) and starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and the amazing Andy Serkis, returning as the lead ape, Caesar, this latest sequel has been teasing an epic continuation of the newly rebooted franchise, which originally began with Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall in 1968's PLANET OF THE APES, spawning four sequels and a failed reboot attempt from Tim Burton in 2001 starring Mark Wahlberg (see our Awfully Good coverage of it here, as well as our video edition of BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES!). The reviews being overwhelmingly positive, including our own, with JimmyO giving it his first 10/10 for the year and Chris Bumbray settling on a 9/10, and it seems like the apes are back on track for world domination. Or, well, at least theatrical domination.
Be sure to click below to see our exclusive interviews with stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis, director Matt Reeves, VFX team Dan Lemmon & Joe Letteri, and monkey choreographer Terry Notary. You can also read our exclusive interview with the screenwriters of the film, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, right here!
Now that you've gone apeshit in the theater and witnessed the simian revolution for yourself, we want to hear what YOU thought of it! You can POST YOUR OWN REVIEW of the film in the below strikebacks or on your own Movie Fan Central profile. Did the sequel trump Rise? Is it being showered with too much undeserved praise or is it really that good? Let us know below! We'll continue to update the RT and MFC scores throughout the weekend, no monkeying around.