I do not watch movies when they first come out so I just watched Dawn of the Planet of Apes. After seeing Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I noticed similarities. Don't worry, I won't give away any major spoilers, just a few little bits of information to describe this movie better.
The first similarity, the actors they picked for the movie did not jump off the screen, some people may complain about this but I believe this was done on purpose. You connect with the characters over the course of the movie instead of saying 'oh that's so-and-so, they're pretty good so lets see how they do' and you judge their acting the whole movie, missing things when they take the spotlight instead of noticing that other character discretely doing something more important. To me these actors pulled off their characters perfectly. (Big round of applause)
The second similarity, the apes were able to draw me in, make you feel for them. There was no 'oh that ape got hurt' it was more like cringing when one got hurt. They're full of emotion, not just some person in a suit and behind a mask but much more complicated and realistic.
The third similarity, the way the movie played out. Like the first, the movie starts off slow and builds up to the end drawing you deep into this fantasy woven onto the screen. At first the movie seems a little boring, drawn out but the more you watch, the more you get into the movie. My thought, this movie is a hill, when you start off at the bottom you barely notice the incline but by the time you're halfway up, you're noticing more of the hill which is steeper. (Did this make any sense?)
The main thing is how I felt, this movie starts off interesting but slow letting you get to know the characters so when things get fast, you're not left in the dust wondering what's going on. I did have some trouble telling a few of the apes apart several times but then again they're apes covered in fur but this didn't draw me away from the movie much.
Spoiler don't read past this if you don't want to know this tiny bit. just realize that this is ten years after the setting in the first movie.
It took me a while to get that Blue Eyes is Caesar's son. That's all you get of spoilers from me. Hope you enjoyed this review.
Disclaimer; I was not reimbursed for this post nor asked to make it. This post shows my opinion and how I felt viewing this movie.
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