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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 2014


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#101 of 107 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted July 20 2014 - 03:56 PM

Best movie of the summer for me, hands down.

 

So what movie is that destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge from? Because it sure wasn't this one.

 

...actually its the Bay Bridge. Furthermore Ceasar only holds a shotgun (or any gun for that matter) for about 25 seconds in the film, never fires it, and isn't riding on horseback.

 

I think I have those on state of the art VHS HiFi stereo for you. ;)

Since apparently you have something against bluray because you seem to prefer inferior DVD and Laserotdisc.

 

This is the guy who stuck five speakers in front of his (SD) tv and only believes in using mono surround. He used to have a youtube page showing it off, it was quite horrifying.



#102 of 107 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted July 20 2014 - 05:31 PM

A great hold for Dawn at the boxoffice. $36 million for a worldwide total so far of $242 million. From boxoffice guru.

THIS WEEKEND Caesar still ruled the North American box office as the well-liked action film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes pulled in the most ticket sales for a second frame at number one beating out three new releases over another sluggish session for what Hollywood chose to offer up this summer.

The Fox film grossed an estimated $36M dropping a reasonable 50% in its sophomore frame pushing the total to date up to an impressive $139M. That was a great hold for a sci-fi sequel and shows that audiences are liking and recommending the adventure film. None of the new openers were action tentpoles so that helped as well. Dawn averaged a healthy $9,070 from 3,969 locations and is now running an encouraging 32% ahead of the pace of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But the coming weeks will present some challenges with a large number of big-budget action offerings on the calendar starting with this Friday's double dose of Lucy and Hercules. Still, Dawn looks to be on track to reach about $225M from North America alone.

50 overseas markets for Dawn, including 29 new ones that just launched post-World Cup, grossed a stellar $61M this weekend bumping the international cume up to $103M with seven of the top ten offshore territories still to open. Worldwide tally stands at $242M with 17 new markets including Brazil and Mexico debuting next weekend.


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#103 of 107 OFFLINE   MishaLauenstein

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Posted July 20 2014 - 09:47 PM


 

How many times have we see The Golden Gate Bridge, being totalled?  

 

In 1998 I was surprised that the MTV Movie Awards didn't have a "Best Destruction of the Chrysler Building" category.

 

It was destroyed in Deep Impact, Godzilla and Armageddon


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#104 of 107 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted July 20 2014 - 10:19 PM

Or, how about...

"Best blow up job on the White House, ever"

Seen ID4 and the Fox/Tatum one.

(Change on to in...and you have a much funner category)

#105 of 107 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted July 22 2014 - 07:55 PM

Just got home from seeing this:

 

THIS is EXACTLY how a summer blockbuster/sequel SHOULD be made!  Amazing story, acting, effects (I personally am tired of the CGI that looks like a really expensive video game rather than being "realistic") and a performance by Andy Serkis that is phenomenal!  Who would have thought that a CGI ape could generate so much emotion?  I'd say about 95% of the effects were just outstanding...

 

Surprised that no one in this thread had mentioned the homages to the original POTA...

 

Can't wait to see the next one!


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#106 of 107 OFFLINE   Brian Dobbs

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Posted July 23 2014 - 06:27 AM

Just got home from seeing this:

 

THIS is EXACTLY how a summer blockbuster/sequel SHOULD be made!  Amazing story, acting, effects (I personally am tired of the CGI that looks like a really expensive video game rather than being "realistic") and a performance by Andy Serkis that is phenomenal!  Who would have thought that a CGI ape could generate so much emotion?  I'd say about 95% of the effects were just outstanding...

 

Surprised that no one in this thread had mentioned the homages to the original POTA...

 

Can't wait to see the next one!

+1

 

Good script.  The movie goes in exactly the direction that it promised us at the end of the last movie.  Certainly not a thrill ride, but it makes up for it by commenting on themes of acceptance, segregation, discrimination, etc.



#107 of 107 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted July 26 2014 - 12:55 PM

Just got home from seeing this:

 

THIS is EXACTLY how a summer blockbuster/sequel SHOULD be made!  Amazing story, acting, effects (I personally am tired of the CGI that looks like a really expensive video game rather than being "realistic") and a performance by Andy Serkis that is phenomenal!  Who would have thought that a CGI ape could generate so much emotion?  I'd say about 95% of the effects were just outstanding...

 

Surprised that no one in this thread had mentioned the homages to the original POTA...

 

Can't wait to see the next one!

 

+2

 

Very well done film.  It has heart, and a thoughtful script.  Superb CGI, probably the best I've ever seen.  Andy Serkis is outstanding.  I would have made one change though:

 

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