Close
Trending Articles
Featured Blogs
Featured Merchandise
Scified Network

Review Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film review by G. H. (Gman)

G. H. (Gman)

Written By G. H. (Gman) on 2014-07-24 11:44:55

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie

Learn More
5.0

There aren't too many examples I can safely use for the, “visual effects further the story” argument. Indeed, CGI and visual artistry is what gives us exciting action sequences necessary for most blockbuster tentpoles. However, with movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 vomiting one unnecessary, epileptic flash of CG after another, modern visuals have proven to be a toy for filmmakers and rarely a tool.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes refuses to step into that pitfall. The CG effects and visuals create the most compelling characters in the film. Much of their time isn't spent with action sequences, but key moments of story movement that made me forget I was watching a CGI ape.

Ceasar, miraculously, works as a lead character. His on-screen presence is amongst the most imposing of cinematic characters. With amusement I deem that charming scowl of his the most intimidating lip position in cinema history. Ceasar doesn't need to talk to make an impression, but when he does it only adds to an already formidable character.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprise when it hit theaters; I hardly expected it to be as good as it was. Dawn, however, builds on that movie with more confidence and weightier storytelling. It makes a great case for story driven visual effects, post-human cinema and strong sequels-- Perhaps the best film the year has to offer blockbuster audiences.

 

Other Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Reviews

Get Your Godzilla vs. Kong Sweater!
Godzilla Christmas Seqter
New Topics

ADVERTISEMENT

Latest Activity
Member
Final Mondo Godzilla Posters Revealed! just surpassed 1,000 views!
Member
Prototype Nebula Figure Revealed! just surpassed 10,000 views!
Member
New Godzilla X Magic The Gathering Collab? just surpassed 1,000 views!

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Ad

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2020 Scified.com