Rise of the Planet of the Apes was not only the surprise hit of 2011, was technically brilliant and a great movie too. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, sequel to RotPotA was eagerly awaited hence.
RotPotA told the story of a shrewdness of apes, who were held captive for research purposes, escaping into the woods, not before exposing themselves to the viral drug (ALZ-113, believed to be the cure for Alzheimer's) which makes them as smart & intelligent as Humans. The film ends hinting us a viral outbreak, upon using the medicine on humans. DotPotA begins 10 years after events in RotPotA. Even though humanity is on the verge of extinction, thanks to the viral out break, the apes have been building up a civilization, their colony, deep in the woods and living peacefully there. Fight for survival cross the paths of humans and apes once again. Even though Caesar, leader of the Apes, hopes for a peaceful co-existence with the humans, there are some forces on either sides who doesn't agree to the idea. Will it be the dawn of a new era or will it lead to extinction of humans & apes, watch the film to know more.
The are films that make sequels just for monetary benefits and there are few who demand future additions. RotPotA & DotPotA belongs to the later category. Just like the prequel, the sequel too has a story to tell and does it in a convincing manner, that engages and entertains. The movie offers everything for the movie goers like great script, nice story, good dialogues, great acting etc. Plus the important aspects of any Hollywood summer blockbuster, VFX/CGI, 3D, Action sequences etc are there in the film too. Likke the prequel the otion Capture technology, combined vith VFX/CGI is outstanding in DotPot. The apes looks life like even in extreme close ups and the emotions on their face, especially that of Caesar is PERFECT!. 3D is Okay, but not a must watch.
DotPotAis undoubtedly the best movie to come out of Hollywood this year that appeals to every single one. If you loved the prequel, if you love animals, if you like having a great time at the movies, go watch this one. Its one movie that you shouldn't MISS !! The way the movie ends hints the sequel, which looks like is going to be the conclusion of the epic Human-Apes saga [Hope they don't stretch beyond possible limits, just the the former category guys I mentioned above]
In all Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an entertaining, intelligent movie that also enlightens the viewers
Last Word: The best sequel since 'The Dark Knight'