Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Torrent
The base of the Planet of the Apes franchise are metaphors with slavery, revolutions and the European conquest of the Americas. Being the most current production, “Inception” and “The Stand” also adds a subtext about the paranoia with the American war on terror. But nothing is chewed or thrown in the face of anyone, which is important in producing the drama, action and tragedy. It is a unique audiovisual experience. In short, it is a smart, thrilling, exciting, beautiful movie to watch (preferably on the big screen) and some interesting cultural burden. “The Stand” is simply a great movie. And to finish once the flattery, may know, the performances of Andy Serkis as Caesar and Toby Kebbel as Koba are so unique and spectacular that even if only on account of them will guarantee his place in the history of cinema “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes “
Fans of the original franchise “Planet of the Apes” (five films that began with the classic 1968 and went to 1973) can stay calm, after the disappointment that was the remake of the director “alternative-mainstream” Tim Burton in 2001 studio Fox took shame in the face and left the dust settles. In 2011 we were treated with great “Planet of the Apes” (Rise of the Planet of the Apes in the U.S.). The Origin plus a good plot, telling what was the basis for the simian domination of planet Earth, brought to the medium an excellent technique of motion capture, enabling the actor Andy Serkis enter a humanity never seen a virtual monkey. Or any virtual being that is, surpassing even his previous performance with digital beings, even the almost legendary Gollum in The Lord of the Rings
Now in 2014 we have the sequel to “Planet of the Apes.” After three years of waiting comes on screen the movie “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves (director of “Let Me In”, 2010). Reeves had the ambition to put the audience into the jungle these intelligent primates and make the viewer forget he was seeing creatures generated by computers. Can be sure that, because of the emotion that goes long, the mission director was more than long.
This sci-fi places in the ten years after the end of the first film. Ten years after the conquest of freedom, alpha ape leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the other monkeys live alone in the forest near Muir San Francisco. There, these intelligent primates and genetically developed, created its own community based on mutual support, so that they can keep. Meanwhile, the human face one of the biggest epidemics of all time, caused by a virus created in a laboratory, called simian influenza (“flu simian”). That this virus does not affect apes and appears to have originated them. And in ten years ended with much of the human race. Given this, a group of survivors led by Dreyfus (Gary Oldman) wants to attack the monkeys to use them as guinea pigs in the search for a vaccine. Only Malcolm (Jason Clarke), who knows how monkeys live, to have won the confidence of Caesar, would prevent the clash to happen.
The first feature was privileged to have low expectations about their performance, but after the success of this continuation has the duty to have a big box office, at least it resulted in a higher budget for the production. But fear not, this sequence surpasses its predecessor in every department, the effects are even better (one of the few films with digital creatures that did not look fake), the story is more profound, ambitious and shows how the moral dilemmas of both human and monkeys make them more alike than they care to admit. The result of this mixture of good elements is a blockbuster with brains, it has everything to raise the level of big budget productions. This film shows that not only explosions (Hi? Transformers? Someone?) The live audience, the viewer needs, and wants more.
There was a little concern when the director of “Planet of the Apes,” Rupert Wyat, passed the baton to Matt Reeves. Many thought that this would be a hasty and purely commercial production. However, Reeves was able to create tension and action in this film masterfully. In fact the first half of the film is pure distress and the second is made of sequences of pure adrenaline. Particularly, I believe the initial half is more interesting to deepen the culture of monkeys, for example, to see how their communication works, a mixture of its own dialect and sign languages, is phenomenal.
Like the last, the most complex and generates more empathy character is the monkey leader, Caesar. The ape tries to create a relationship with the surviving humans, something to his second in command, Koba (Toby Kebbel), is demeaning to a monkey. The human characters are interesting, many of them being rational and trying to coexist, yet the Dreyfus leader by having a nervous finger on the trigger, can ruin everything. Incidentally this is a production with a strong message about weapons, not everyone should have access to it, something that will generate an interesting impact on the American public.
A film with obvious patience, a rare intelligence in these productions and pure expertise in the art of cinema. Not to mention that raises interesting ideas about diplomacy, persuasion, law and leadership. And worth praising the effects again, which are courtesy of WETA studios, Peter Jackson, the same people responsible for giving life saga The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit.