Hail, Caesar | Review of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

By Cynthia Ayala

War for the Planet of the Apes starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson & Steve Zahn
20th Century Fox
Image Credit: IMDB

“After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.” —IMDB

Wow. The Planet of the Apes franchise that Matt Reeves and team have given birth too is one so remarkable not only because it gives insight into the past but because it is systematically setting up the world fans know all about. But there is also a progression to the story line, a way it moves forward from the first film and develops those aspects from the first film. The series itself has led up to this amazing moment where it builds the characters, where it builds the story to this moment. There was no other way for the story to go, no other direction that would have felt so emotional and so grounded in reality as this franchise. It’s an amazing film that has the audience rooting against the humans and rooting for the apes.
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Dinosaurs & Pratt: A Winning Combination | Review of ‘Jurassic World’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt Universal Studios

Off the coast of Costa Rica lies the luxury resort Jurassic World, where arrays of genetically engineered dinosaurs reign in exhibits for the consumers’ entertainment. Now, the newest addition, the Indominus Rex, has escaped, setting off a chain reaction where dinosaurs escape and wreak havoc on the island. Now Owen, the former military man and animal expert must save the island and terminate the Indominus Rex.

Bigger doesn’t always mean better, but in this case it certainly made for one heck of a good film. This movie did not reboot the franchise but it was able to breathe life back into something that was almost forgotten, or rather tarnished by Jurassic Park’s 2 & 3. And while Jurassic Park 3 was better than 2, it still had nothing on the first film.
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See Terrifying Concept Art From The Jurassic Park 4 That Never Happened

By: Katey Rich Jurassic Park 4 VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Jurassic Park 4 is actually currently in the works, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver writing the script, and a release date of summer 2014 in mind. But when you’re making a sequel to a movie that enormous, of course there have been earlier versions of … Continue reading See Terrifying Concept Art From The Jurassic Park 4 That Never Happened

Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a sequel–Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Well it’s been confirmed!  Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a sequel titled “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”.  Andy Serkis will be reprising his role of Caesar, the ultra-smart, genetically enhanced ape that led the Apes and Chimps and all those other monkeys to freedom. While there has been no news on the plot, we can assume that it will be … Continue reading Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a sequel–Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Jurassic Park 4 Aiming For Summer 2014 Release

BLOGGERS NOTE: All I thought while reading this was “really? another one?” By: Kelly West Since learning that Universal was putting Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to the task of penning the script for the planned Jurassic Park IV, I can’t help but wonder if motion capture might not be incorporated in the production of this anticipated … Continue reading Jurassic Park 4 Aiming For Summer 2014 Release