Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Evolution Becomes Revolution.
Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father Charles. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects... Especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.
This movie had an appropriate amount of monkey fighting.
I hope that people will end up considering this to be one of the great blockbusters; I think it's worthy of inclusion.
The main difference between this and Die Hard, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, etc. is what I think is a larger trend in today's movies (according to my totally unscientific survey of the movies of today and yesterday) - a lack of a sense of fun. It's a fairly dark and serious story, and the moments of exhilaration are few. Like, why so serious, for real.
But those moments of exhilaration - when Caesar is able to experience the freedom of the world around him - provide a perfect contrast to the film's themes of confinement - by cages,…
Oh, he's a smart one, isn't he?
Now this is how you reboot a franchise. I didn't care much for Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes for various reasons, the main one being I didn't think it was a very good film. It's the third film in a week from Burton that I mention not liking, I'd just like to say that I actually like the rest of his filmography quite a bit.
First of all the reason I love this movie so much is because of the genius in the simplicity of the story they chose to tell. The problem with remaking the original film is that everyone knows the twist at the end, even…
With "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," director, Rupert Wyatt, and company strike gold, putting together one of the best science fiction, special effects-based films of the decade. Combining a compelling story and tapping into a beloved mythology, the film is narratively engrossing, grown up, and respectful of what came before it.
While existing perfectly well as a stand-alone film, this prequel to 1968's "Planet of the Apes" is exceptionally well made. It boasts exemplary special effects, and the motion capture performance of Andy Serkis as ape leader, Caesar, is award worthy. The human performances are servicable, but it is the apes that stand out. Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are both realistically rendered and sympathy-inducing. The feat of "Rise…
Can’t decide what to watch tonight? Are you torn between a hard sci-fi medical research film? A blockbuster action movie? A tear jerking drama about fatherhood and mental illness? A prison movie? A remake of a beloved classic?
Buddy, I’ve got one easy solution: watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It’s got all of the above, and it’s bloody good.
Rise... is full of emotion, humour, tension and nods to the original that should be shit but work beautifully - especially because when the line that you know will be in it is said, the line that follows it is even fucking better.
It seems trite to praise the special effects in a movie so much about story,…
This movie will be the bar by which I judge all future Hollywood action films.
No reason why every movie can't be this awesome.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Just when I think I remember how good this film is I re-watch it and I then realize how truly remarkable this film is!!! WOW!!!
If we need an origin story for the Planet of the Apes "series," or proof that Andy Serkis' motion-capture work is Oscar-worthy, or another serviceable and typical sci-fi take on the hubris of humanity, then this movie is perfect. It hits all its marks. Nothing more (good or bad) to say about this move. It exists, I watched it, it's good, I've moved on.
Forgot how much I enjoyed this. The original Planet of the Apes is one of my all time favorites and while this isn't as great as that, it is definitely worthy of being part of the Planet of the Apes legacy.
This movie is so much better than the other ones.
I liked this movie .
Shawshank Redemption with Kong(s) and James Dean. What's not to like?
This was surprisingly good, I really expected nothing good out of this, I have almost no recollection of the original and the Tim Burton one was a disaster, but this took a completely different approach, by making the core of it about emotion and character and it works very well, the evolution of Moses is remarkable and the movie has moment of genuine tension and emotion, the fight on the bridge works perfectly and the relationship between the scientist and Moses is very well developed and interesting. Not sure how they can keep that up on a second one once most humans are dead due to the virus, but hopefully they will find a way.
Me ha encantado. No me ha aburrido en absoluto y la he disfrutado. La pega (leve) es que es exactamente todo lo que esperas desde el inicio al fin y con todas sus consecuencias. Y no hablo de saber por lógica lo que te espera por ser una precuela, hablo de conocer exactamente que vas a ver sólo con saber el argumento y, más detalladamente, viendo el trailer promocional.