After an agonising wait, audiences are finally getting their hands on Matt Reeves' hugely-anticipated Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opened in the US last week and hits UK cinemas today. Needless to say, the movie is already a massive success, topping the US box office last week and opening to a huge 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Simply, Dawn does what every great movie sequel manages to: it incorporates and builds upon everything presented in the first film, and makes itself feel absolutely nothing less than necessary. It's difficult to single out one aspect of the movie that triumphs above all others, but rather director Matt Reeves, the performances of Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell, Michael Seresin's beautiful cinematography, and the eyeball-massagingly gorgeous visual effects all combine together to create easily the best blockbuster package of the summer so far. This is a movie that manages to be both artistic and relentlessly entertaining all at once, and it's a rare instance where a sequel won't simply feel like a perfunctory commercial calculation, but a ticket we're genuinely excited to buy already. While the dust settles, here are our 10 favourite moments from Dawn. Have you seen the film yet? What did you think? What were your favourite moments? Let us know in the comments!
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