“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is loud, smart and ferociously committed to its premise, and it leaves an intriguingly bitter aftertaste.  Like its predecessor, 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” it borrows situations and images from the 1960s and ’70s “Apes” films and re-creates them as epic dramas. These new installments in the series aren’t as satirical as the original “Apes” movies, but they’re just as playfully political; the biggest difference is the sense of intimacy. The politics are personal, and they play out through the character of Caesar (Andy Serkis). 

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