|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Kerri Russell
The Planet of the Apes series carries a lot of weight. Not only with science fiction fans but in pop culture as well. It would be hard to count how many times the series has been referenced since the first film came out in 1968 (even this website used to have a rating system of damn dirty apes). To say this series has had its influence is, well it's completely justified. I could never get into the movies myself. It’s not that I didn’t like them in some capacity; they just weren’t my cup of tea. Tim Burton’s unfortunate reimagining back in 2001 did nothing for me (or for most people) and only served up the idea that this is a series best left to what has already been given to us. Not taking that advice into consideration nor following in the footsteps of one Mr. Tim Burton, Rise of the Planet of the Apes unexpectedly gave us new hope that rebooting this series was in very capable hands. And the people responded, favorably, setting up the opportunity to give the world Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.