Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ★★½

astonishing craft and admirable grace wasted on a gallingly remedial story. at once both visionary and devoid of imagination. eventually an outright chore.

women are of so little consequence to this movie that Captain America 2 is practically Daisies by comparison. makes it tough to swallow that the standout performance in the film is delivered by a woman in the guise of a man (Karin Konoval as the orangutan Maurice).