Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

Wanna see an awesome action packed movie? This is one for you! If you are a fan of the first one you will absolutely love this. This one is set ten years after the first one ends and most of civilization is completely wiped out. The apes are finally able to live in the wilderness where they  belong. The apes have resided there for quite some time and they get sight of humans still living in the city and they feel they may need to act on this. The leader of the apes, Caeser (Andy Serkis) does not want to start a war wight them. He tells the humans that as long as they stay on their side of the bridge there will be no war. There is one problem with this. There is a generator that can bring back all the power in the city, but this is located right where the apes are living. Caeser is not happy about this, but one of the humans, (Jason Clarke) is able to connect with Caeser and let them know that the two of them can work together without anyone being harmed. One ape, Koba, (Toby Kebbell) does not like how Caeser is handling the situation this way and he decides to do something that will make him leader of the apes. Koba decides it’s time to go to war with the humans.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is an incredibly awesome movie. You have no idea who you are rooting for in this movie. This is not a movie of right versus wrong or good versus bad. This is a movie where the act is definitely the enemy. Caeser and the humans do not want to go to war with each other. As soon as Koba took over, everything changed and all the apes had to listen to what he said. In its delivery of these ideas, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes gives us something that is very impressive.

It was incredible to see how the computers were able to make the apes look so realistic for what was not an animated movie. While watching this movie you feel as if you are the humans on earth. This is a re- boot that was done correctly and it may even be considered almost as good as the Dark Knight trilogy, but that is a whole other argument. The motion- capture of movies just keeps getting better and this was a perfect movie to notice it. Everything just looked too real and it was awesome.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is something that has the audience amazed and wanting to see more. I can’t wait to see where they decide to go with the next one. This is a series that will be talked about for a long time to come.

Overall, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a movie you have to see the first one to better understand why all of this is happening. This movie was a summer blockbuster that makes an awesome movie watching experience. Two thumbs up!

Grade= A- (Awesome!)


American Sniper (2014)

Clint Eastwood has shown his audience that he can finally direct again! Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) was born and raised in Texas. All he wanted to do was become a cowboy when he got older. After watching the 9/11 attacks on television, everything changed for Kyle. He wanted to go to war and fight for his country. He became one of the best and most dangerous Navy Seal’s there ever was to this day. Kyle has a record of 160 confirmed kills. He is the most lethal sniper the United States has ever had. Once Kyle returns home from his tours, the little things start really bothering him. Being in the war really messed with his head and it shows when he is home and out of the house. Someone mowing a lawn could startle him.

Every year it seems like there is some type of war movie that is released to theaters. American Sniper is one that did it right. Bradley Cooper has become a world-class actor over the last ten years. Cooper has been in comedy movies and also some serious drama roles. American Sniper however, is Cooper’s best role he has been in. This role required Cooper to gain 30 pounds of muscle to his body. Kyle’s wife Taya (Sienna Miller) see’s him go through all these different emotional obstacles every time he returns home from one of his tours.

American Sniper is a film that will have you on the edge of your seat from the opening scene to. the very end of the movie. Taya is very upset with Kyle throughout the movie because now that they have a family she does not want him to keep going back for more tours. Kyle understood where she was coming from, but he only had one more thing to do in Iraq and that was to eliminate the deadly sniper that has been taking out all of the American soldiers. The deadly battle between the two snipers runs through a good portion of the film.

Eastwood has shown fine directing in this uplifting war movie. We all know that Eastwood has made his fair share of crap in the past few years, but American Sniper is a movie that makes you forget about all that. Eastwood shows what should have been an Oscar worthy nomination for Best Director. This is definitely not a movie that liberals or the liberal media will like. This has a lot of killings in it. American Sniper aims to entertain its audience, but it goes on to hit something that is much more deeper. The story of Chris Kyle is inspiring as well as tragic, and no one will ever forget what good he did for our country.

Overall, American Sniper was a movie of both excitement and tragedy. This definitely affects you in someway after watching this and if you are in for a fun and chilling ride, I definitely recommend giving it a look.

Grade= B+ (Very Good!)