Dawn of the Apes (2014)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 15 mins

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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.
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Did you know? The husband of Judy Greer (Cornelia) is reportedly a massive fan of Planet of the Apes (1968). Greer revealed in a interview with Vulture that that they had a chimp husband-and-wife cake topper at their wedding, while the original film and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) played on two separate televisions in the bar area at the cocktail hour. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Spoken Languages:
English
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Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby, Dolby Atmos
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ARRI ALEXA M
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24 fps
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1.44 : 1 (IMAX)
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Trivia:
Karin Konoval wore extra 10 pound weights on each arm during sequences to convincingly portray the weight of her character in the performance capture.

Before principal photography began, the ape actors spent two and a half weeks at an “ape camp” in a Vancouver studio run by Terry and the stunt guys. The actors were led through various exercises to become accustomed to the way the apes should move. They played games to get in the mindset of the characters.

For this movie, the ape performers were given new performance capture suits which are said to be much more durable than the ones in previous films. The ones used in Rise would break daily. The new performance capture suits are waterproof, which means they can be dragged in the mud and keep on working. The ape actors also wore lacrosse gloves so they could use their hands to walk on the hard ground. Helmets which featured a camera on the end of an arm that goes in front of their face, to capture all the dots on their face during their performances also had to be warned. When the apes had to travel on horses, there were many challenges because of the horses were freaked out at first by having humans acting like apes while riding them, but they eventually got used to the unusual movements.

Terry Notary, ape movement specialist and the performance capture artist behind Rocket, returned for this movie. Terry took on the role of many apes in the film, playing background generic characters when needed. Notary has a background of working for Cirque du Soleil for five years.

The 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' had the largest outdoor performance capture set yet created. This film raised the bar, with more performance capture in outdoor practical locations than any other film ever filmed. WETA hung 80 motion capture reference cameras around the huge San Francisco set. The apes scenes are filmed in two different ways: once on set, and then again in a performance capture room called “the tank.”

This movie was shot in native 3D with an Alexa camera. Shooting in 3D requires a minimum of five extra people on the crew, and is problematic during extreme weather conditions like rain or snow, which caused the team many challenges, but the team continued their efforts with the aim of achieving a more subtle 3D look than the average blockbuster uses.

This movie was primarily shot across varied locations and sets in New Orleans and Vancouver, Canada.

Weta returned to do the visual effects for the sequel, and this movie had many more visual effects shots than previous instalments of the Planet of the Apes series..

Alz112, the virus that spread around the world in the Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), is referred to in this movie as the simian virus, which brings back references to the running time of the 1968 Planet of the Apes film.

The husband of Judy Greer (Cornelia) is reportedly a massive fan of Planet of the Apes (1968). Greer revealed in a interview with Vulture that that they had a chimp husband-and-wife cake topper at their wedding, while the original film and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) played on two separate televisions in the bar area at the cocktail hour.
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Dubbed from: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (English)
Follows: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (English)