Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
Director(s): Matt Reeves
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 47 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

I don't know exactly what you think

you saw or heard...

But you have to calm down, okay?

What about the virus, Ellie?

Any chance of contagion?

We're all genetically immune

or we would've been dead a long time ago.

You don't know that for sure.

She worked with the CDC.

She knows.

What are we gonna do?

I don't know.

We need that power.

He could've killed us, but he didn't.

Maybe he kept us alive,

so they could follow us.

They find out where we are,

and they kill us all!

What do you mean, "he"?

That's what we're trying to tell you.

It was unlike anything you've

ever seen before, and the leader...

He was remarkable.


- Is that what you thought?

- It's what we saw.

Yeah, it's what we all saw.

Not a word of this back at the colony,

you understand me?

Not a word

until we can figure out what to do.

- You gotta be kidding.

- No, I'm not kidding.

I don't want to create a panic.

How are you doing, pal?

Are you okay?

- I dropped my bag.

- I know.

- Was your sketchbook in there?

- It's gone.

Carver just told me we're not gonna tell

anybody what happened up there.

Not yet. No.

Must attack them now!

Before they attack us!

We don't know how many there are.

How many guns they have?

Or why they came up here?

They shot your son, rocket!

Don't you want to fight?

I follow Caesar.

Koba's right!

They almost killed you, ash!


If we go to war...

We could lose all we've built...




I will decide by morning.


For years I was a prisoner in their lab...

They cut me...

Tortured me.

You freed me.

I would do anything you ask.

But we must show strength!

We will, koba.

Coming through. Coming through.

That's a hell of a lot more than eighty!



Do not want war...

But will fight...

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Mark Bomback

Mark Bomback (born August 29, 1971) is an American screenwriter, originally from New Rochelle, New York. Bomback is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied English Literature and Film Studies. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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