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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Andy Serkis
Jason Clarke
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell
Toby Kebbell
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Directors
Matt Reeves
Screenwriters
Scott Z. Burns
Rick Jaffa
Amanda Silver
Running Time
130 minutes

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Hail Caesar


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Plot
Ten winters after the Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, with mankind all but wiped out by the ALZ-113 virus, Caesar (Serkis) and his fellow apes live peacefully in the forest, content they are now alone. However, their idyll is about to be rudely interrupted by an advance party of survivors looking to re-establish their own pocket of civilisation.


Verdict
A superbly mounted, powerfully performed, if slightly underfed Apes sequel. That Reeves is set to direct Untitled Of The Planet Of The Apes next is cause for much celebration. This guy’s fur real.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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