“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday with a head of steam. Reviews for the Fox release are strong, tracking is solid and the sequel of the reboot of the movie franchise based on a novel — yes, it’s a jungle-like tangle if ever there was one — is poised to become a blockbuster in a...
On the second of today’s Spoiler Special podcasts, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with Slate political reporter David Weigel about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves’ sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Is...Show More Summary
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Apes strong together." Now in theaters everywhere is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the Planet of the Apes reboot from 2011 called Rise of the Planet of the Apes. DirectedShow More Summary
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is out in theaters this weekend. The film is the sequel to 2011’s reboot which featured James Franco. This time around Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, and Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty") join a new cast in what is surprisingly sounding like one of the better summer movies in a pretty lackluster season. Show More Summary
Too many big-budget franchise entries these days rely on Hollywood's standard four-word formula for sequels and reboots: the same, but more! (22 Jump Street did a surprisingly great job of parodying this endency by going out of its way...Show More Summary
Humans and apes are on the brink of war in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and movie critics are siding with the apes. According to the majority of reviews, "Dawn" is a refreshingly smart summer sequel — one in which the simians are the most compelling characters on screen.
Last night, 20th Century Fox's sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell and Kodi Smit-McPhee, opened in a number of theaters nationwide for 10PM and midnight screenings, and it's now being reported that those early preview screenings took in $4.1 million.
Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest 2014 blockbuster the critical community has embraced with both hands. "Dawn" has a 94-percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, putting the sequel in league with "Edge of Tomorrow"...Show More Summary
Read our 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review to find if Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis have created a superior sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.
20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is now playing in theaters and we've created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the Matt Reeves-directed sequel, starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer.
Director Matt Reeves delivers one of the best sequels in years with a complex, and heartbreaking, tale of war, survival and trust.
1/2 (out of four)Unlike many summer blockbusters, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is not a lazy spitball on a studio executive's wall. With this sequel, director Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") has followed the just-OK 2011 franchise reboot with a spectacular action film that boasts both awe-inspiring visuals and thoughtful storytelling. Show More Summary
Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an unusual sequel, for this reason. It takes place 10 years after the movie that directly precedes it – Rupert Wyatt’s hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes -- but has no "human" actors carrying over from one film to the next. Show More Summary
The poster and advertising materials for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes list Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell as the stars of Matt Reeves sequel. And yet, these human actors would be the first ones to tell you that they share...Show More Summary
An overloaded simian sequel boasts terrific effects and the great Andy Serkis as its ape hero. But is that enough?
For years now, Hollywood’s obsession with “reboots” has embodied, along with the endless glut of sequels and remakes, the industry’s exhausting refusal to try anything new or original, coasting instead on past successes and established brands. The most egregious example is … Read More
Joss Whedon reveals his Age of Ultron inspiration. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was originally a very different movie. Tons of new Guardians of the Galaxy footage, described. Taylor Swift opens up about her Giver character. Plus hints for Game of Thrones season five. Spoilers now! Read more...
Much like pimpin' and being green, making sequels that live up to their predecessors isn't easy. Making sequels when you're taking over for a director who has left the franchise and then not completely face-planting is even harder. With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves has pulled off both—and he's just getting started.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a big success, and 20th Century Fox wanted a sequel in theaters for May 2014. Rise director Rupert Wyatt didn’t feel that would give him enough time to make the film properly and dropped out late in...Show More Summary
After a one-week long, unexpected hiatus from This Rotten Week, I am back and better than ever. Did my reader(s) miss me? I promise I won’t do it again. There is only one movie on the docket this time around, and it's a sequel about the inevitable ape takeover of Earth. Show More Summary