Director Bryan Singer helms a sprawling epic that’s merely cobbled together from familiar plot points and franchise curtain calls.
In 2011, the thought of rebooting Planet of the Apes seemed foolish. Then Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out, and blew audiences away. As a result, expectations were high for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow up to 2011’s successful venture. The results are remarkable, as Dawn offers not only a brilliant summer blockbuster, but also an emotionally powerful testimony to the nature of war and humility.
It would be easy to only view Dawn of the Planet of the Apes through the lens of previous Apes films. The references complement the new themes at work.
A Birder’s Guide to Everything USA, 2013 Directed by Rob Meyer Written by Rob Meyer and Luke Matheny A Birder’s Guide to Everything is a fairly standard coming of age story, but it has enough heart and creativity to make it something special. Like many coming of age tales, this one deals with a young …