10 Sequels We're Actually Looking Forward to in 2014"
Are you ready for more 'Hunger Games,' ' X-Men,' and 'Muppets'?
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Release Date: May 23
Why it's a sequel we want: First, because 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' was very good, and that rare studio franchise film that created a genuine need for a next movie. We need to see how Caesar has developed since the end of the first film, and Andy Serkis has become a state-of-the-art movie star. Matt Reeves is the other major draw, since not only is he a huge lifelong fan of the 'Apes' movies, but he's also got a great eye for large-scale mayhem and small-scale character detail. 'Apes' movies were always real science-fiction, smart and unafraid to play with some big crazy ideas. Here's hoping this one continues the tradition.
- Drew McWeeny