It was late, late in the evening,
The lovers they were gone;
The clocks had ceased their chiming,
And the deep river ran on.
- W.H. Auden
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a huge improvement from its predecessor, 'Rise.' The performances are great all around, with the stand-out being Andy Serkis as Caesar. I was extremely impressed and in awe on how phenomenal the film looks and is shot. The action sequences are intense and epic. The emotional scenes are brilliant and hit you at your core. 'Dawn' is the sequel that I wanted after 'Rise', and boy, does it deliver.
Quentin tuning us into 1969 and then tuning us right back out with the twist of a radio knob. When I wasn't grinning from ear-to-ear, I was in a hysterical laughter, and when I wasn't doing that, I was in awe of the beautiful, coffee-stained look of the 35mm print. Whether it's stuntman Cliff speeding through the strip in his cream-colored ride or a day on set with Rick Dalton, I simply didn't want it to end.