This week's movie Monday post is about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
I have to be honest. When the first movie in this revamped version of Planet of the Apes came out, I didn't want to see it. I thought it would be stupid and refused. One day the first one came on TV and although I didn't get to see all of it, I saw the last quarter or so. From what I was able to see, it looked really cool. So when Dawn of the Planet of the Apes came out on DVD, I definitely wanted to see that. It didn't disappoint either! The movie is set ten years after the Simian Flu wiped out most of the humans. Cesar and his group establish a routine life and they are comfortable and happy with the lives they established. That is, until a small group of humans wander close to their home. Cesar tells them to leave. Like, literally tells them "GO!" Not before one of the humans shot one of the apes though. They leave and head back to their larger group of people who have been holed up in a town. They have had power, but are running out. They accidentally found the apes while looking for a generator that is at a Dam, past the Apes' establishment.
But because we humans are selfish and stubborn, the humans try anyway they can to get through. They go to talk to Cesar and he allows them to go. Koba isn't cool with it and doesn't trust the humans. The humans are allowed to do their work (although there are a bunch of hiccups along the way) and fix the generator to get power to their city. Right when they are finished, Koba sets them up. He shoots Cesar and tells the apes that the humans did it. They rush into the town and corral, enslave, and attack the humans. Cesar isn't dead, one of the original humans that went to the dam to get the generator to work, does surgery on him. He and Koba have this epic showdown and ultimately he wins. The humans that worked on the generator are told to leave because war is coming. Cesar tells them that the apes started the war, and they need to leave before it comes to them.
This really has me interested and anticipating the next installment of this series. I think they did an amazing job with this! The CGI looks awesome, the story is great, its a really awesome movie! I loved it. I really loved the fact that the apes not only used sign language, but a lot of them tried talking! It was freaky, but cool!