I liked that Ratner puts a nice dark revisionist twist on the character of Hercules and the overall theme of Hercules being a symbol of hope was neat. I also really liked the visuals in the opening scene but besides that, it's just a generic action flick that isn't even really that exciting. Not really worth a recommendation from me. It's not necessarily a bad movie...but it's also not a good one. Meh.
The only way to enjoy this movie is to just fast forward through every single 'talky' scene and enjoy the explosions and overwhelmingly incredible action sequences. I can't believe I said that...but it's true. The writing in this movie is terrible....TERRIBLE!!! I suspect Christopher Nolan had to do with the overall ambitious plot but I also suspect he barely gave the overall script a proper look. He just wrote the outline, threw in some quotes and let David Goyer and…
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…