Dawn of the Planet of the Apes follows on from 2011’s reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and this time round, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Rise… was shot in 2.35:1 but this new entry is shot in 1.85:1. With a different director in charge – Matt Reeves instead of Rupert Wyatt – there’s always going to be some changes. However, they should stick with the same aspect ratio for a series, for continuity. Look at the mess that was A Good Day To Die Hard. Then again, Aliens was a wonderful sequel so you never know…
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also stars Gary Oldman, Angela Kerecz, Keri Russell and Judy Greer and is released in the UK on July 17th 2014, just six days after the US release. Check out the teaser below:
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