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Movie review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes strives to rise above its B-movie roots

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes strives to rise above its B-movie roots but feels like it has been done better elsewhere

Published on Jul 9, 2014 1:28 PM
 
Like all good post-apocalypse movies, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes ends in a battle. -- PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Review Drama/Science-fiction

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG13)

132 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***

The story: In this sequel to 2011 reboot Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the forests outside San Francisco have become the habitat of a large community of escaped genetically engineered apes. The rest of the world has been decimated by the simian flu unleashed in the first movie. Small fortified camps survive. One day, a group of humans led by Malcolm (Jason Clarke) stumble onto the ape colony led by Caesar (Andy Serkis).

 
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