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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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...Home Video Notes: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: 2 December 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes releases to home video (3D/ Blu-ray/Digital Copy or Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- Journey to Dawn
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Matt Reeves
- Humans and Apes: The Cast of Dawn
- The World of Dawn
- The Ape Community
- Move Like an Ape: An Artist s Artist’s Medium
- Weta and Dawn
- The Fight for a New Dawn
- Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves
Home Video Notes: Planet Of The Apes: Caesar's Warrior Collection
Release Date: 2 December 2014
Planet Of The Apes: Caesar's Warrior Collection releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD) with the following:
- Copy of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2 Discs)
- Copy of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2 Discs)
- Caesar Ape Head (outer box dimensions: 12" wide by 11.5" deep by 14.5" tall)
- A 32-page "Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon" booklet
- Four collectible battle-ready ape character cards.