Rise and Dawn might mean the same thing, but the differences between the two films in 20th Century Fox’s successful franchise reboot couldn’t be more apparent. Where Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes sacrificed spectacle for story to offer a pleasant change from the numerous mediocre Hollywood remakes that surrounded it, its successor strikes a perfect balance between the two. It’s as much a compelling continuation of the apes genesis tale as it is a bigger, bolder and altogether more complete summer spectacle. Continue reading Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
Despite the universal acclaim surrounding his astonishing The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth has been met with an unexpected degree of trepidation. Prior to its release audiences maintained positivity towards the director’s proven ability in bringing Tolkien’s iconic material onto the screen, but failed to consent to the idea of stretching one novel to fit three epics as well experimenting with HFR (high-frame-rate) technology.