David Weigel and Dana Stevens Discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Slate's Culture Blog
July 11 2014 3:56 PM

Spoiler Special: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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How good is the sequel to the better-than-expected reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

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On the second of today’s Spoiler Special podcastsSlate film critic Dana Stevens talks with Slate political reporter David Weigel about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Matt Reeves’ sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Is the film actually an allegory for Middle Eastern conflict? Does the film have something to say about gun control? And is this the summer’s best blockbuster?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.