The few humans that survived the simian plague are gathering together to go to war against Caesar, his army of similarly intelligent, genetically evolved apes.
Why Is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Rated PG-13?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language.
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Violence: Riots, deaths and the breakdown of society occur during a worldwide epidemic. A bear attacks and is stabbed to death in the back. Some characters are shown with bloody injuries. Characters are shot, sometimes at close range, and killed. Frequent scenes of hand-to-hand conflict are shown along with some other weapon use. Explosives are used to destroy buildings or kill characters. Others are rounded up and imprisoned. A character is nearly choked to death. A character takes over a group after shooting and killing the leader. Other portrayals of non-graphic violence and some frightening images are shown.
Sexual Content: A couple embraces and kisses. The birth of a new baby is depicted.
Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive along with profanities, scatological slang and some vulgarities.
Alcohol / Drug Use:A minor character smokes on several occasions. Some brief scenes of drinking are shown.
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This movie is a sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This is a reboot of the franchise begun with Planet Of The Apes (1968). Another re-make of the series was tried with Planet Of The Apes (2001).
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News & Views About Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:
Monkeying Around at the MoviesDawn of the Planet of the Apes opens this weekend. Thanks to motion capture technology and the talents of the actors, the apes are amazingly realistic. Especially when compared to the primates that captured Charlton Heston’s character in the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes.