awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww and FUCK YOU MILES TELLER FOR NOT APPRECIATING THE ADORABLENESS THAT IS SHAILENE WOODELEY UNTIL THE LAST QUARTER BECAUSE YOU HAVE DADDY ISSUES!!!!!!
(side note: it was very difficult for me to believe Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson were teenagers...it was sorta taking me out of the film...they just look too old...but still...good movie!)
Absolutely bizarre in all the best ways. This film is basically as if a director inspired by Wes Anderson's filmmaking style, decided to make a dystopian psychological horror in the vein of the works of Huxley and Orwell. I'm giving it a 4/5 now but I can't help but feel like it's something of a masterpiece. Absolutely brilliant concept and filmmaking.
Despite not featuring compelling enough human characters which end up in making parts of the film feel rather dull, and being fairly formulaic with its plot, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes truly is one of the best blockbusters ever. An iconic piece of cinema.
I loved that the film takes its time to tell the story with a decent focus from the humans and a pretty damn emotionally resonant focus from the apes. Basic philosophies and politics for…