Sunday, July 20, 2014
Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - PG13
Set in the future, but the year was not specified. There are many more apes than humans at this point, but the apes have not yet dominated humans. The backdrop is that humans wiped themselves out through war.
One of the main themes is how fragile peace can be. There were humans that want peace, and those who don't. Likewise, there were apes who want peace, and those who don't. For much of the movie, peace was hanging by a thread, and could be so easily derailed by those who oppose it.
There were two things I didn't care for: the political nature of the story, which was not necessary, and the fact that it put apes on the same level as humans, which they are not: only humans were created in the image of God, and only humans have an immortal soul.
Overall, I did enjoy the film for what it is: entertainment. The special effects, specifically the realism of the apes, are very well done.
Content warnings include violence, and some moderate gore. The 'Fword' was used, only once. I saw it with my nephews (16) and they liked it too.