Directed by: Matt Reeves
Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell
Running Time: 2 h 10 min
The monkeys with their own plane chugs on. Just filled their universe 50. The Beginning is the Frenchman Pierre Boulle, spy, prisoner of war and writer behind "Bridge on the River Kwai", who in 1963 wrote a fantastic science fiction novel, "La Planète des singes". It traveled a small expedition from Earth into space and ended by time extension forward 500 years, and on a planet where apes spoke, had jobs and clothes and drank cocktails and smoked a pipe, and where people grunted and lived in a cage. After various tours, it was once again home to Earth and was greeted at Orly airport by a jeep, corrected by a gorilla. 1968 sounded producer Arthur P Jacobs, provider of color dyed and grand Hollywood-be, Charlton Heston go away and confronted both speaking apes and a truth he did not quite liked to meet.
The film was a spectacular hit and quickly got four sequels and two TV series. 2001 Tim Burton took up the thread again, and although his version has devoted admirers, it was just a movie.
Which brings us to the present, and the third incarnation, begun in 2011 with the "Planet of the Apes: (R) Evolution" and now as a result of " Dawn of the Planet of the Apes " movie number eight in the series.
Here you have a viral epidemic almost wiped out humanity, whose measly remained in all cases seems immune. In a fortified tower in San Francisco is a functioning society, however, begin their electricity. A small group of people engage in Muir woods to explore the possibility of taking power from a dam, but is centered in the territory of nowadays increasingly intelligent apes. After an initial conflict, Caesar allows people to work at the dam and soon sensed a friendship between species. Kobi, a monkey with durable but then he experimented on in a lab, but to incite war against the humans. State soon becomes both problematic and violent, and not a little unsettling.
The neat thing with the voluminous epic is that it is always possible to look up a page that has not previously been visited and that is done now by posting the text around origin. It succeeds on a humanistic plane and in really calm tone, especially in the person drawing. And even in terms of both excitement and entertainment - the two hours floating as gracefully as they increasingly perfectly reproduced the AP figures. Visually, it's very stylish.
Dryers only with all these monkeys, this is a pompous adventure to get carried away in. Moreover, it is easy to get a little eager to explore previously mapped parts of this intricate universe. All in anticipation of the next visit that seems inevitable. These monkeys are namely a success story in terms of both critical and audience. Perhaps we will see them take a cocktail next?