The world has changed since the last film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Disease has run ramped through the world killing one in every 500 people on the planet. The trace of this disease, called the ALZ-113 virus, that has flu like symptoms, has come from a drug tested on Chimpanzees in a lab from San Francisco.
Ten years has past and the surviving people from San Francisco are desperate for electric power. They are searching the forests north of the city to locate a hydro power plant left abandon. The expedition with a small team of explorers led by Malcom (Jason Clarke) encounter the apes in the forest causing unrest between them and could lead into all-out war.
After the apes go to the city and confront the humans, Malcom convinces Dreyfus (Gary Oldman), leader of the humans that he would like to meet with the apes one last time. Malcom is given one final chance to gain access to the power plant before Dreyfus leads the humans against the apes.
When Malcom, Ellie (Keri Russell), Alexander (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and a few engineers meet with Caesar (Andy Serkis), leader of the apes they discover that the apes are actually friendly. After some acts of kindness he and Caesar try and find a way to make peace between the two cultures. With opposition from Koba (Toby Kebbell), Caesar is forced to try and find a way to convince his clan that peace with the people is the only way to save annulation of his family.
Director Matt Reeves brings these wonderful creatures to life with an excellent cast and a fantastic special effects team. He brings us a different look to the storyline from the original and goes even further with the special effects that make it come alive.
This incredible real adventure with apes fighting against humans comes alive in the 3D effects format. A great adventure that will sure to entertain and grab your interest until the next chapter come to the silver screen.
Final Grade: I give this an A+ for outstanding storyline, exceptional acting, and tremendous special effects.
Release Date: July 11, 2014
Director: Matt Reeves
Runtime: 130 minutes (2 hours and 10 minutes)