I loved Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They're doing a great job with this prequel to the story. Really enjoyable. Considering how this ended, the third one (and hopefully they stop there), will have major events going on, bridging to the original film.
I have a feeling that the third one - which I hope will happen - will end with the destruction of Earth, leading to the original Planet of the Apes (while I love all of them, the original is still the best)