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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 11 July 2014 (USA)
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.

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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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One last chance for peace.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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11 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,611,427, 13 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$208,545,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$710,644,566
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Trivia

Most of the apes were digitally animated after real-life examples. Weta Digital, responsible for the digital effects, would sometimes exaggerate the facial movements beyond what apes are normally capable of, to make their communication more believable. For Cornelia, Caesar's partner, they used "the sexiest female chimp" they could find as example. By their own admission, they smoothed over the facial features a bit, and removed some of her wrinkles to make her even prettier, which was probably the biggest deviation from reality that the visual effects team allowed themselves. See more »

Goofs

It's only been a few years since the large decimation of population due to outbreak, riots, and war. Yet, there are no bodies. Caesar's house, if its inhabitants would have died in the house as assumed, would be destroyed by animals breaking in for the bodies, or there still would be carcasses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Physician: If you have a fever and cough or a sore throat, stay home.
Man on TV: I'd say 95% chance of this is manufactured. Came out of a laboratory.
Female Reporter: The source of the virus was traced back to drug test done at Gen-Sys Laboratories in San Francisco.
Male Reporter 1: The lab technician, now known as Patient Zero, was accidentally exposed to retrovirus ALZ-113, an Alzheimer's trial drug that was being testing on chimpanzees.
Male Reporter 2: The infected chimps showed signs of erratic and aggressive behavior that led to their escape from...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is an audio cue of Apes digging through, and removing rubble and concrete. Then Koba's distinctive breathing is heard, hinting at Koba surviving the fall after his struggle with Caesar. See more »

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Absolutely Epic Movie Experience
20 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly recommend watching this film. I watched it on I sense, which has enhanced Audio and a larger screen in 3D and it really blew me away. The Cgi was immense, as was the story line. Really appreciated the way that the film questions your loyalty to the human race, and plays on your emotion in this way. Ceasar was played very well. I personally rate this film higher than the batman movies, as I feel it had more strings to its bow. All the action, as well as great visuals, and deep meaning! Instant classic, will be watching again!I would recommend watching the first film prior to this, as it helps you remember key moments that tie very well to this film. I watched them back to back and was not disappointed!


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