Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an excellent follow-up to the critically-acclaimed reboot to the classic franchise. Stunningly convincing CGI characters and an intelligent plot make up this entertaining blockbuster. Another excellent performance by Andy Serkis (as Caesar.) It's relatively hard to root for humans or apes since both sides have good guys and bad guys. It's a tale about morality, humanity, domination, survival, war and hope.
"Snowpiercer" is about the struggle of the remaining members of humanity aboard a self-sustaining supertrain. The movie shows us how mankind still tries to keep its social boundaries/classes amidst its struggle to live under a post-apocalyptic, harsh frozen environment. It's a brave, moving visual masterpiece by Korean director Bong Joon-ho. Great performances by the cast led by Chris Evans and John Hurt. Tilda Swinton shines as the film's iconic antagonist. The movie has the feel and appeal of The Matrix. Dark, heroic, engaging and suspenseful. It has all the elements of a blockbuster movie. Downside: they could have made it shorter and more concise; and a better ending would have made it perfect.