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Old July 9 2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

With the movie opening in some countries today, and others over the next few days. Here in Australia, it opens one day earlier than usual, so I'm seeing it tonight. This is something I've been looking forward to a few months now, plus Rise was a great movie back in 2011.

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Old July 9 2014, 03:12 AM   #2
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I wish it didn't take place 10 years later but what the hell. Love me some Ape movies!
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Old July 9 2014, 03:13 AM   #3
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Re: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

Looks good to me, I enjoyed the last one more than friends did so I'll likely go at this one alone.

May give the first one a re-watch later this week. Heck, for the hell of it I may just watch the original.

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Old July 9 2014, 03:22 AM   #4
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Re: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

^Err... the segment about what's wrong with Rise of... is longer than the one about what's wrong with Tim Burton's movie? I don't see how that's possible. Discussing everything wrong with Burton's movie would take days.

Anyway, I've watched a few of those and found them to be rather petty, often complaining about "errors" that have quite simple explanations or are simply misunderstandings on the compilers' part.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:37 AM   #5
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Well, I think they're more meant to be humorous that serious deconstructions of the movies.
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Old July 9 2014, 04:04 AM   #6
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^That's just it -- many of the nitpicks are too petty to be actually amusing. I watch them expecting something funny and MST3K-ish, but it usually turns out feeling more petulant and mean-spirited.
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Old July 9 2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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Re: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

I can't wait for this film but I have to wait two weeks longer before it's released here in Belgium.
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Old July 9 2014, 01:02 PM   #8
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Re: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

bigdaddy wrote: View Post
I wish it didn't take place 10 years later but what the hell. Love me some Ape movies!
Isn't there a novel that fills in the time gap between Rise and Dawn?
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Old July 9 2014, 01:09 PM   #9
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Re: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

^ There are also three short movies that set between the two movies. Linky.

Anyways, back home now. I won't say any spoilers about it. Just incredible. Gonna need to see it again, as there was just amazing.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:22 PM   #10
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Is there anything in particular about this film that would make it worth seeing in 3D?
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Old July 9 2014, 04:41 PM   #11
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^That's just it -- many of the nitpicks are too petty to be actually amusing. I watch them expecting something funny and MST3K-ish, but it usually turns out feeling more petulant and mean-spirited.
Which makes them perfectly suited to Youtube's demographics.
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Old July 10 2014, 03:15 AM   #12
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Is there anything in particular about this film that would make it worth seeing in 3D?
I'm sure there is ... the battle scenes are so amazing. I might see it again in 2D or 3D yet to decide. The movie was so tense, I didn't really think if it was worth seeing in 3D, as most blockbusters I see in 3D.
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Old July 10 2014, 03:30 AM   #13
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I really can't wait to see this. I enjoyed the first one a great deal.
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Old July 10 2014, 03:47 AM   #14
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I've been thinking that this movie should have been called Rise of the Planet of the Apes while the first one should be Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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Is there anything in particular about this film that would make it worth seeing in 3D?
If you've never seen apes in 3D, it may be something you'll want to check out.

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I really can't wait to see this. I enjoyed the first one a great deal.
I liked the set-up for a future movie with the rocket taking off.
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Old July 10 2014, 03:54 AM   #15
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Re: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Grading & Discussion

I've seen apes in 3D.

'Course, it was a zoo...
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