With the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, I have recently watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Again. It stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Andy Serkis and Kodi Smit-McPhee. It is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
It takes place a few years after The inadvertent release of the deadly Simian Flu ALZ 113 virus , and sees the human race pushed to the brink of extinction luckily The remaining human population develop a cure for the virus and are now living in a guarded tower within the ruins of San Francisco. Meanwhile the apes Caesar and Rocket have established a thriving colony of apes in Muir Woods just outside San Francisco. However, Caesar’s son Blue Eyes and Rocket’s son Ash encounter a human who panics and shoots Ash, wounding him. This leads to increased tensions between the Apes and the humans, who are subsequently banished from Muir Woods. Caesar later enters the city with a band of Apes including a mistreated Bonobo named Koba who holds a grudge against humans, and orders the humans not to enter ape territory again.
Later The humans attempt to reconcile with the apes in order to gain access to a hydroelectric dam in their territory, which could provide long-term power to the city. So Caesar allows work on the dam’s Generator and While fixing the generator they bond with the apes. Caesar’s ill wife Cornelia is also treated with antibiotics and the dam is eventually repaired, restoring power to the city. The humans then discover a hidden weapons cache and decide to arm themselves.
Unfortunately so does Koba, who steals an assault rifle and starts killing people before seriously wounding Caesar and taking charge of the apes. Koba then orders the apes to clobber all humans, so his followers raid the hidden armoury, overrun San Francisco and imprison all humans. However some humans manage to escape the carnage by going underground, and Some apes remain Loyal to Caesar, who is later discovered by the humans and given first aid for his wound. Blue Eyes then frees the caged humans and the other apes loyal to Caesar before they go off to confront Koba and his followers. The humans then learn that there are more human survivors at a Military Base who are on their way to help fight the apes, leading to an exciting conclusion…