Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

“I need to speak to Caesar."

Waitwaitwait… what?? A summer tentpole that causes us to ask big questions and congratulate smart filmmaking decisions? WHAT? Such is our review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, people, and we’re as shocked as you are. This follow up to the 2011 reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes marks director Matt Reeves' big screen intro to the franchise. Does he live up to the love we showered him with for Cloverfield? The Film Board gathers to hash it out. Steve Sarmento, Tommy Metz, Andy Nelson, and Pete Wright spread some ape love all over the film, the effects, even the premise for crying out loud. And Andy Serkis? Let’s just say this: he’s more than a man in a monkey suit. As always, this show is chock full of spoilers so if you haven’t seen the film, do that first! Then come hang out with the Film Board and let’s get MONKEY CRAZY! (That’s a thing, right? Is that not a thing? … …)

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