What’s on Wayne: Reviewed, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12A), Cineworld Ipswich

Ceaser in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Ceaser in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. - Credit: PA

Ten years have passed since the Golden Gate Bridge battle, with mankind virtually wiped out by simian flu. When humans stumble across Caesar’s peaceful simian society, the war-mongering Koba sees his chance to seize power.

Win Dawn of the Planet of the Apes goodies

Win Dawn of the Planet of the Apes goodies - Credit: Archant

If you’re expecting full on man versus ape, you’re going to be disappointed. The closest you get is an, admittedly impressive, horseback assault on the human enclave defended by an oddly shouty Gary Oldman.

This is effectively a character piece about family, prejudice and so on. If I’m honest, I found the story a little dull. The story hasn’t really moved on much, there aren’t any major twists and Caesar’s surrendering to the inevitable war to come seemed misplaced.

Technically brilliant, you soon forget you’re looking at a bunch of pixels and simply enjoy the performances - particularly Andy Serkis as Caesar.

If you liked the prequel, you’ll love this.

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