Good- Vfx. That's a given these days. Some shots will remind you of I am Legend.
The ape community they set up and the play between Koba and Caesar.
Jason Clarke may lack the Franco charm but still a good actor to keep your interest.
Andy Serkis deserves a mention here! I want to see him in some actual human role now!
Bad- Lacked emotional depth from the previous one.
Gary Oldman got the same treatment as Bryan Cranston did in Godzilla.
Also, the first half seemed dragged out and pointless, just to add to the runtime of the movie, which on a whole felt just a set up for future sequels, which is something nearly ALL the releases this year have done!
The sequel trend is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to story-telling!
Disappointed more than others perhaps, being my second most awaited movie of the year, and remembering how much more I liked the first part! As a standalone movie, there is nothing wrong with Dawn. Would even get a 4/5. But as a sequel I expect a lot more.