Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Hail Ceasar

Malcolm (James Clarke) and Caesar (Andy Serkis)

If there's anything scarier than a bad guy with a gun, it's a snarling ape with a gun.

And you'll see plenty of them in the the eighth Planet of the Apes movie. (In case you're wondering, the first was in 1968 and starred Charlton Heston.)

This sequel follows the 2011 film in which James Franco is a scientist, who adopts and educates a baby chimp he names Caesar. Now, Caesar is all grown up and the leader of the ape pack.

Alas, a virulent strain of  simian flu decimated the human population. One group of survivors lives in an apocalyptic San Francisco. They must go across the bay to rebuild a power plant. And Eeeeeee, that's where the apes live.

That's all the Movie Slut will give away. But she will say this was a terrific addition to the franchise and she's looking forward to the next installment in 2016.

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