Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has dominated the summer box office season like few other films this season. Yes, there were a number of things we liked about the movie, including the opening where we get a better understanding of what wiped out most of the humans and how the Apes got the upper hand. There was also the powerful images of the world in which the Apes lived and thrived, including their social structures, cultural developments and family concerns, just like humans. But there are more reasons to love the film, which are listed below;
1. Caesar. Everything begins with the great meeting character. Watching this ape with powerful leadership skills, vision, charisma and warmth all come packaged within an intelligent Ape is amazing.
2. Jason Clarke as Malcolm- his performance was enough to make his character both strong and vulnerable, allowing the audience to see the world through his eyes.
3. The Antagonists: both the Apes and the Humans had their share of stressful situations with the antagonists making matters worse. You realize just how delicate the balance of harmony is in this film.
4. The size and scale: This is a big story with big landscapes and extra-large war scenes. The early face-off between the apes and the humans is particularly impactful.
5. The heart: The secret to the success of the Planet of the Apes franchise rest on the story’s ability to help the audiences feel compassion for each character, in spite of their good or bad perspective.