I went to see my very first 3D film last night, it was Dawn of the Planet of The Apes. I have to say the main reason I wanted to see the film was because it was 3D. I haven’t seen any of these films before, never watched the films the first time round all those years ago and didn’t watch any of the television series.
The basic storyline is humans get wiped out by a virus, apes grow and genetically evolve. Humans need to save themselves, so go into ape territory, and a battle begins.
I liked the 3D effects, it really felt like it was raining in the cinema, the apes swinging through the trees were close. However, the story was very basic and I was expecting more of a conclusive ending. It is very much left open for the next 2 or 3 films!
A very cute part was a baby ape coming to explore the lady human, feeling her hair and looking all cute and innocent. I also loved the son of the leader ape. Caeser was chief ape, his son was learning to be strong and follow in his father`s footsteps. He had the cutest eyes where you could see sorrow, but strength developing.
An image which stays in my mind is ape on horseback holding two guns!!!! So, a bit far fetched!
Overall, an entertaining film, easy to watch, just be prepared for an ending which leaves you wanting to know……what happens next.