Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Aalya Rain at Fangirl & Farmgirl requested that we review more sci-fi movie so here is the review for Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action,
Release Date: August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)
Running Time: 105 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: The special effects for the GCI apes is the best CGI creature to date, Cool action scene at the end of the movie, Interesting plot, Great performance by Andy Serkis as the ape Caesar, Great references to the classic Planet of the Apes movie, Although you would think in a movie like this there would be evolution references but there were non.

The Bad:

Note: The trailer below is very misleading. It makes the look like the movie is about James Franco's character but the movie is about Caesar the ape, which is a good thing. And the movie is a lot better than the trailer makes it look.

Plot: The following plot summery is copied from
Will Rodman (James Franco) is a scientist at biotechnology company Gen-Sys who has been trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease and is testing a new gene therapy drug on chimpanzees. The drug, a modified virus, mutates the chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. A female chimp who believes her baby is being threatened goes on a rampage and is shot by security guards. Will's boss Steven Jacobs (David Oyelowo) subsequently orders chimp handler Robert Franklin (Tyler Labine) to euthanize the remaining test chimpanzees. Franklin cannot bring himself to kill the baby chimp and instead gives him to Will, who takes him home to raise.
Will's father Charles (John Lithgow), who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, names the baby chimp "Caesar". Caesar (Andy Serkis) has inherited his mother's high intelligence and develops quickly. One day, after he frightens the children of their neighbor, Hunsiker (David Hewlett), and receives a cut on his leg, Will takes him to the San Francisco Zoo where primatologist Caroline Aranha (Freida Pinto) treats his injury. Will begins to take Caesar on excursions to the redwood forest at Muir Woods National Monument, but after an encounter with a family's German shepherd, Caesar begins to resent his status as a human "pet". When Caesar questions his identity, Will tells him that his mother and eleven other chimps were given "medicine" and that the reason for his intelligence is that the drug affected him while still in the womb. Caesar becomes more aware of his biological identity and begins to view himself as different from his human family. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 8.8/10- The plot is original and well developed.

Action: 7.2/10- Rise of the Planet of the Apes is not an action packed movie but the fight scene at the end and some ape vs ape battles are also good.

Acting: 8.5/10- The real star of the movie is Andy Serkis as the ape Caesar. Although he does not have any dialogue his performance was great through his facial expressions and body language.

Special effects: 9.7/10- The effect are revolutionary like the original Planet of the Apes movie. You could tell that the were CGI but they were the best we have ever seen even better than Avatar.

Soundtrack: 8.1/10- The soundtrack was great and set the tone of the movie well.

Comedy: 5.9/10- There was some humor.

Overall: 8.4/10- Overall Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an excellent re-boot of the classic franchise.

Closing comments: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of the rare re-boot/sequel/prequel that is just as good as the original.

Recommended for: Planet of the Apes fans, Sci-Fi fans, Action fans,


  1. Thanks 4 the comment. Too cool. Love your blog btw. And yeah, Freejack is the one with Mick Jagger. He plays a mercenary named Victor Vacendak. In the movie, he's quite mouthy, as he uses cusswords here and there, but coming from him it's sexy. Anyway, yeah, Freejack has Mick Jagger in it and Goodfellas ain't too bad. It's pretty good, but I've seen it a few too many times, and it's based on the story of Henry Hill, a member of I think it was the Luccese Crime family.

  2. I really want to watch both Ape films--this one looks especially good, though I would totally watch the other one just for Charlton Heston (he's one of my favorite actors).

    Good, good review!


  3. You know, Caesar actually did have, like, two lines, though I'm not sure if Andy Serkis did them or not.
    Nice review, by the way. :)

  4. @Jaggerfan1: Thanks for the info. :)

    @Jamie: I also like Charlton Heston. My favorite movie of him is Ben-Hur and the original Planet of the Apes. :)

    @Hannah: I know. I just didn't want to have any spoilers in the review. And thanks. :)



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