"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is getting killer reviews and I couldn't be happier for Matt Reeves and company. Though I think some of them might be a little too effusive ("Godzilla" remains, for me, the movie of the summer), this is a fantastic showcase. And naturally, the technical prowess on display is phenomenal; pity it seems something else is destined to come along and snatch the Best Visual Effects Oscar from this team every time ("Hugo" in 2011, "Interstellar" this year?).

It's poised to make a major dent at the U.S. box office this weekend in the middle of a really lackluster July for the blockbuster movie season. I imagine many of you will be heading out to the theater to get a look if you haven't hit up the midnight showings on Thursday already, so when and if you get around to it this weekend, head on back here and tell us what you thought. As always, feel free to vote in our poll below.

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