The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a masterpiece. The visual effects are astounding. The acting is riveting. The supporting cast of the movie is great. And the special effects are incredible.

It’s been ten years since the devastating pandemic that wiped out most of the human population on the planet of the Apes. Ten years later, a splintering colony of human survivors emerges, which causes an even greater chasm between the humans and the chimpanzees. Now, in the pivotal scene of the film, Caesar stands on the precipice at the edge of the ravine – literally facing doom. A massive branch smashes through the top of the mountain where he is standing, carrying with it a pregnant woman who eventually becomes his wife. Then, the entire colony falls prey to a hungry swarm of hungry ants.

In this gripping and suspenseful film, Tom Cruise plays the lead role of Caesar, the leader of the human colony on the dawn of the planet of the Apes. He rises quickly to the throne, consolidating his power and ruling the humans with an iron fist. Meanwhile, other simians are falling to plague the planet, and a viral plague threatens to wipe them all out as well. Will humans unite or destroy each other?

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes panel [left to right] director Matt Reeves, Jason Clarke, Keri Russel, and Andy Serkis

One thing is for certain: The human race is not above manipulation of the levers of the planet, and they will do whatever it takes to push their agenda and keep their grip on the brass ring of the planet. On the other side of the coin, the chimpanzees look like the strong and capable masters of the universe, but they too are up for grabs. In the climax of the film, Caesar discovers the birthplace of mankind on the now lifeless planet of the Apes. Once there, he uses the force of the supercomputer called the Sun to activate the humans and the chimpanzees who now find themselves on the planet of the Apes. Will the humans be able to take control of the chimpanzees or will the strong Beyblade warriors of the chimpanzee’s triumph?

One major aspect of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes, that separates it from the other Apes films is the interesting story of the mother of one of the main characters, played by Helena Bonham Carter. Carter’s character is played by Teen Mom’s Trista Sutter. This role is rather unlike the usual mother role that we see in most animated movies. For one, the mother in such movies usually acts as a bit of a damsel in distress, and it is only when the girl with the baby gets rescued that we see the maternal side of the character.

This is part of the uniqueness of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes TV spot. Most television spots for movies are bland and focus on action and drama. This is not the case with the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes TV spot, as it focuses on the character’s personal growth, and how she deals with the loss of her own son.

Some people might think that this is too melodramatic, but the movie at least makes us see the personal turmoil of a mother dealing with the death of her own child. The TV spot is just short, but it nails down the intended theme of the movie well enough to make it a fun watch.

The Dawn of The Planet of The Apes – Official Trailer

The Dawn of The Planet of The Apes - Official Trailer HD - 20th Century FOX

The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official International Final Trailer - 20th Century FOX HD

Written by Anthony Peter


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