I post this because there's a LOT of post-apocalyptic goodies relevant to The Mutant Epoch in this film.
Don't worry -- no spoilers here (not really).
Well, except for one: This was a James Franco-free film (well, new acting...he is in some archive footage from the last film)! (woo-hoo!) That's it for spoilers. On to the review...
I mean, they NAILED it. Quality-wise I think it was even better than 'Man of Steel'. Theme-wise, they beat 'Man of Steel' big time. It was very much a harkening to the themes of the original PoA films, especially 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes'.
There was also a scene where I admired how they filmed it. I never saw a scene filmed this way in any other movie: Director mounted a camera on the back-top of a M1 Abrams tank turret, with the turret slowly rotating 360 degrees while the tank itself was slowly rolling down the street. You got to see what was going on (no spoilers as to what) from that POV for at least 30-40 seconds and it was awesome even though you pretty much can predict where the tank and its turret will end up.
Music score was great too. I can tell there was some influences from the music from the original 1968 film -- especially the battle scenes.
WETA special f/x...they outdid themselves this time. They just cobsmack you with that right off the bat in the opening scenes just to get you past the 'wow! They really did good with the apes CGI so you would pay attention to the rest of the movie going forward. They better get nominated for an Oscar for that.
And Toby Kebbell's performance as the ape Koba was awesome. Andy Serkis had his competition in this film, let me tell you.
And that's about it. You need to get off your asses and just go see it. It won't be a waste of money, trust me.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2014 14:44:44 GMT -8 by Dropbear
I saw it as well and I was very pleased. I'm a big POTA fan and even co-host a planet of the apes podcast if anyone is interested in checking out. We put up our Dawn of the Planet of the Apes episode last week. lTunes or goapepodcast.blogspot.com for our website.
I mention that amazing tank scene as well. Incredible!
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2014 5:53:01 GMT -8 by SavageGM
Post by providence13 on Aug 12, 2014 6:13:34 GMT -8
I thought the music sounded familiar. Loved it!
The following is just my take on the concepts. My post is based on bad physics further gunked up with years of sci-fi gaming, books, movies and even radio(!), written more for drama than a firm grasp of reality.