The Groundhog Day narrative trope never gets old and mash that with some realistic looking military exoskeleton suits shooting up rather menacing looking single celled aliens and the star power of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and you got a damn fine science fiction blockbuster flick. I feel like this would have been great to see in theatres.
Rating: High 7/10
Beautifully bleak. Just on an aesthetic level, the film is gorgeous despite how foggy, poverty struck and dirty the world of Northern England is portrayed as and thus props have to go to the cinematographer Mike Eley. The way there is hardly any music and just plain sounds of birds and insects with an occasional light wind and far scenery shots of the murky clouds and the long patches of grass...ugh. The film just speaks volumes through the cinematographer from…
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…