In honor of the upcoming release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, I have decided to re-watch/review the Planet of the Apes series reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as my next Old Movie Review. Released in 2011 and directed by Rupert Wyatt, Rise of the Planet of the Apes tells the story of scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) trying to find the cure for Alzheimer’s. Testing the potential cure on apes, one of the apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis), begins to show signs of increased intelligence as a result. Caesar desires freedom for him and several other apes and will do anything to get him and the other apes what they seek. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of those smart, interesting, and visually spectacular sci-fi films that usually never fails to deliver on excitement or awe in the visuals. It is a movie that I enjoy for the time I watch it, but other than that, it is just a good, not extraordinary film. What do you guys think of this movie? Are you excited for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?
OVERALL RATING: 8.75/10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a good time, enjoyable sci-fi film that is very well directed and is visually spectacular. The human cast does good in their roles, especially when they have to interact with motion capture actors. The motion capture work of Andy Serkis is excellent. The story is very well-written and smart and refreshing. The alzhiemers portion of the film is very well relatable to me personally, and I also really enjoyed how the apes are the primary characters. The film is well directed and has beautiful, well set up shots. The score is great and the visuals are just stunning. As for complaints, I felt Frieda Pinto’s character had no place in the movie really and I also felt the film could have been a lot longer than it actually was; it was too short. Nevertheless, this is a great origin story of the apes and I am really pumped for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes now!!
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