The follow-up to the 2011's surprise hit "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" will be hitting the cinemas on July 9 and just by googling it, you'll be able to pull out a lot of favorable reviews. It's already making critics cheer.
If you're an avid fan of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes, this 2014's re-tooling is a worthy follow-up to the concept. The film has an amazing plot to keep adults alert, and enough action to please children of ages. It's metaphorically about us, humans, and is one of the very few movies that is truly educational and entertaining at the same time.
Here are a few lessons you can learn from the movie.
1. Family comes first before anything.
In a world of turmoil and uncertainties, our families will and always be there. The film is about a family-versus-family war. It's about sticking to your roots and the people who truly love you and keep you safe, and you do the same in return.
Since the dawn of civilization, families have mirrored the entirety of society as they cement a healthy foundation of society and a nation. It's the core element that kept both the humans and apes strong. Over the years, the concept of family has undergone various changes and transformations, but the essence of it encompasses both humans and animals alike, surviving changes throughout the world.
It's an ongoing theme throughout the film and it's something that we should all take to heart: More than anything else, family first.
2. Order is a crucial weapon in a society.
For a society or an organization to function, there is a need for someone to rise up to the challenge to keep it together. Since the film talks about social roles, the topic about pressure to conform is unavoidable and the importance of a righteous leader is also evident to keep the society moving on and towards the right track.
3. Loyalty is vital.
In good times loyalty is important; in bad times, it is essential. If there is something that can't be more emphasized throughout the film, it is loyalty. Without disclosing any spoilers, the ape-versus-human factor of the film is already given. But the movie will teach you that willingness to make a sacrifice to strengthen a relationship is important and is one of the factors that will keep each of them strong.
4. Compassion counts.
Compassion is the means by which we gain some understanding of people or things that exist, in ways that are different that one would normally know or recognize. It is through this that we break our walls. In the film, expect that compassion was displayed in the most delicate way.
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a story-telling at its finest since it reflects our society and it evokes so much emotions.
Catch it on theatres this July 9!