Remember how skeptical you were before Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened in 2011? It was hard not to be with the lingering taste of Tim Burton’s 2001 attempt to reboot Planet of the Apes still hanging around after a decade. Well, this weekend, Matt Reeves and 20th Century Fox delivered the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, to wild success on just about every level you can imagine. The special effects are a triumph, critics are losing their mind over the film—there are some that don’t adore it, but there aren’t many who hate it—and it also managed to earn $73 million over the course of its opening weekend, not bad.
Brent totally loved the movie, while Nick only strongly enjoyed it, and earlier today they got together to break it down. It should go without saying that there are SPOILERS ahead, but we’re going to say it anyway, beware, there are SPOILERS beyond this point. Read on if you dare.