The human population has been decimated by the simian virus. Very few remain.
10 years after Caesar (Andy Serkis) organized the apes and colonized in Muir Woods north of San Francisco, the apes are living a peaceful life and thriving. It has been 2 years since they last saw a human.
One day, humans and apes meet again and the human shoots one of the apes. Caesar, and many apes, descend on the scene and Caesar tells the humans to “Go!”. They do, but, Caesar has them followed.
What the apes learn is that a human colony of disease resistant survivors are living in San Francisco led by Dreyfus (Gary Oldman). Dreyfus is ready to fight the apes, but, does show some restraint, at least initially. The humans are running out of power and have picked an old dam that might provide power to the colony. Unfortunately, the dam is near the apes new home. Malcolm (Jason Clarke), a Doctor, Ellie (Kerri Russell) and a few other humans try to make peace with the apes so they can repair the dam. Two individuals, however, are not so peaceful: Koba (an ape played by Toby Kebbell) and Carver (a human played by Kirk Acevedo) hate the other species and, basically, ruin everything.
“Dawn of the Apes” is a spectacular movie in every way. Spectacular special effects, spectacular acting by Andy Serkis, spectacular supporting ape cast, spectacular stunts, and a spectacular story on how the “Planet of the Apes” evolved. Very tense. The violence may be a bit too much for little kids. No f-words. Koba on a horse with guns blazing is epic.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.