Let me be very clear: Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of the best films of the year and a huge step forward for what can be accomplished with motion capture technology, as Andy Serkis has again delivered one of the year’s best performances. Loaded with incredible performances all around and a great script, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the rare commercial movie that’s also deep and thoughtful. Dawn is also atypical in that tells a complete story, but also opens the door for another sequel. Reeves has hit a massive home-run with this film, and I truly hope audiences and critics embrace this special movie. For more on the film, read Matt’s review.
At the San Francisco press day I landed a video interview with Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke. They talked about their reaction to the finished film, advances in motion capture and what it was like working with the new technology, how much changed for their characters and the film during production, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke:
- Reaction to seeing the film for the first time?
- How much changed for their characters and the film during production?
- What was it like working with the new technology and actors using motion capture?