The first half of this film truly felt like the work of a director making a classic with the poignant moments fused with comedy that truly work, ignoring the cliches and the generic sentimental score, but the film slowly loses itself in the second half as it jams in several ridiculous antics such as an old lady getting her dream of bathing in noodles and the death of a pivotal character that leads to a funeral scene with the generic sentimental score sounding way too upbeat for a sombre scene. Still, Robin, as usual, was a delight to see.
Film is directed by someone who has a very basic level knowledge of filmmaking along with more than often featuring scenes filled with victim blaming and no actual solution offered. Very muddiling and I was confused as to how they managed to film the abuse scenes in the bus without interfering one bit? I can't stand reality tv type of filmmaking. It just seems so fake to me. I understand and relate to the topic but this is just a very boring and superficial take on the topic of bullying. Props to showcasing the diverse identities of the victims of bullying though.
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…