Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Cover

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

PG-13, 2014, 20th Century Fox


Matt Reeves


Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Kirk Acevedo, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer, Keri Russell


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.


Man-made virus wipes out most of humanity

Themes: Crisis, Disaster, Judgment Day


Apes discuss how humans destroyed each other

Themes: Hate, Judgment Day, Unforgiving, Sin


Ape nurses grudge against entire human race

Themes: Bitterness, Hate, Loving Enemies, Scars


Ape leader kills those who disobey

Themes: Abuse of Power, Leaders, Leadership


Ape realizes his prejudice against humans is wrong

Themes: Judging, Prejudice, Racism

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