Another Dawn of the Planet of the Apes They Return Again - 9/10
I was a little late seeing this in the theater but i'm glad I did see it. Perfect movie to see after a looooong day at work.
Took awhile to get going and I didn't like the first 15-20 minutes much. It doesn't help that I'm not a fan of the main actor in the movie, but he did OK here.
It kept getting better and better the more I watched it (same as with Snowpiercer).
Surprised this doesn't have tons of action and that's a huge plus. Luckily the action scenes really didn't get too ridiculous, but some of the shots do make you laugh a bit. Not that it's a bad thing.
I think one reason I liked this so much is due to the characters. I even ended up caring about all those CGI apes! Some of their "acting" was better than that of the real life actors.
The CGI was definitely convincing to me. Or wait, that WAS CGI right?? Not 1000 trained monkeys?
I seriously hope they don't make a sequel with the same ape and actor. You know they will...
I actually was thinking that some with a very short attention span might not like this movie or find it boring. I don't know if i'd see it twice in the theater, but might rent it. This one definitely didn't feel like an action film. "Edge of Darkness" was definitely more entertaining/fun to watch (not that this wasn't!).
BTW I saw "Snowpiercer" again (this time on the big screen) and it was as good the second time as the first, but didn't improve much. I really have a hard time enjoying a movie that violent. It's past my comfort level but it deserves a high rating from me. It's level of violence was a little worse than something like "Cliffhanger" (which I love).
Oh and I'd much rather watch something like Planet of the Apes than the 100 comic book movies they have out. To me, that's Hollywood garbage and not this. Marvel Studios is the worst thing to happen to Hollywood.
Edited by tdockweiler - Yesterday at 11:56 pm