My morning: Started with me feeling more anxious than usual which did throw me off a little bit. Usually when I wake up feeling this way, I tend to be a bit jittery and I do stuff wrong. Fortunately, I guess I was just anxious about school starting in the next few days. Though I initially was going to drop my plans today, because I did not necessarily “feel” up to them, I decided to go ahead and do what I said I was going to do. So, I headed to bank, paid a school bill and then shortly after….headed off to the movies…the most eventful part of my day pretty much.
The Movie Theater: As usual, I went to go see the movie at the AMC theater at 12:40 and of course I arrived there so early that there was only one other person in the theater. In a way, this was expected as I like to go to the movies during the weekdays as close to the morning hours as possible so I can get a good seat and a good price. Unfortunately, AMC theaters concessions are such a rip off that I just had some peppermints as I watched the movie ;p
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Trailer: I do not recall ever looking at the trailer for this movie so I went into the movie with not much of an idea of how the movie was going to look visually nor how it would play out. Now that I think about it, I am surprised that I was eager to see a movie like this without firsthand looking at the trailer…who knows what I could have gotten myself into ;p But then I did see Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes in theater too so I knew a little something something.
The Movie: Initially, I was not too intrigued into the movie as it started out but as the movie got going, I really became captivated by it. Though, I will admit the small clip in the beginning credits with “Obama” in it certainly grabbed my attention. It left me wondering whether the producers actually got permission to do this or whether they just added it into the movie ;p On another note, visually, the movie was quite impressive; especially on a comparative scale. While some people may ridicule the amount of CGI/criticize the quality of it, for this movie I think it was done in good taste and certainly not overdone. There were a few parts that looked kind of animated/video game-ish but it did not distract me from the movie. I found the plot, characters, scenery, even the dialogue to not be lacking. Something that I must mention is the work done by the actors using motion capture. I saw some brief behind the scenes footage of the actors and I must say that the amount of effort/imagination that goes into it, it certainly needs not to go unnoticed. Sometimes I become so intrigued into a movie that a part of my mind wants to believe that what I saw was real. But then when I watch the behind the scenes footage, I recognize that it is fake which sometimes disappoints me. However, for me, it does just go to show how good the actors/director/producer are at what they do! Furthermore, what stood out in the movie was also the message that it carried….about hate. In the movie, it is said that the humans destroyed each other and how true of a statement that really was. It soon became a reality for the “apes” too in the movie which I thought was something. Perhaps, it does parallel with what we humans have done in the past, presently and in the future. I mean , what kind of road are we going down on here…and I do mean “down” : /. On a lighter note, I absolutely adored the music by Michael Giacchino in this film. There was a theme that he used repetitively when the apes were on screen and it just made the scene compelling and just made everything come alive. When I hear it, I almost feel like my stomach is being squeezed because of the excitement inside of me…like OOO oooooOOOO! I left the theater walking back to my dorm room with the theme in my head. You can hear the theme towards the end of this track below:
The Music: While there are those who are comparing this music score to the previous score by Patrick in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes…I actually really enjoyed…no LOVED the music of this film. I did listen to some of the tracks from ROTPOTA and because I do not want to take away from either of the soundtracks, I’ll just say that each score to its own. Patrick made his score to fit the movie and it does fit what was happening in THAT movie and vice versa with Michael Giaachino’s score. Before I saw DOTPOTA I listened to the soundtrack so I obviously could not match the music with the scene but now that I seen the movie…when I hear the music, I can see the scene happening! I feel inspired and I just long for the day I could create something even half as “awesome” as this. Until then, I will just love this soundtrack for what and all that it is.
The trailer ( AFTER the movie): I am glad that I did not see the trailer because I think it may have spoiled the movie for me. These days, I am seeing that trailers are getting longer and showing too much honestly ;p. I want to get an idea of what I am about to see but I don’t want to see everything ;p
Overview: In summary, I really enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would and I may even consider buying it a few months after it comes out. Also, I loved that the movie did not have crude and unnecessary content and focused on the movie. A lot of times movies nowadays I feel are being ruined with scenes that were just useless in the first place so it was good to see that this movie did not have that. So, would I recommend this movie ? Absolutely! Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes had some of the best looking apes I’ve ever seen on screen( with attention to this age of technology) , follows Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes well, and has some really enthralling action/scenic/character shots.
~ Disclaimer: I do not review movies! This is just my way to tell someone, you, what I thought of what I seen today since I can not tell anybody else to the extent that I would like to ;p
My evening: Consisted of mainly eating, relaxing, watching You tube videos, and listening to the DOTPOTA soundtrack. Though I do feel a bit antsy about school starting so soon, I know I need to take it one day at a time and enjoy the moment that is here now. I’m so glad that I am starting back these daily blogs to record my days because I really needed a way to speak.