• Romany

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Romany 19 Jan, 2015

    "Caesar is home"

    An absolutely cracking actioner reboot of the famous franchise for a new generation.

    Despite being brought out 4 years ago, the CGI rendering does look dated (especially if you watch this in canon with the recent sequel, which of course has more up to date technology). James Franco's acting is also pretty wooden, and his girlfriend in the form of Freida Pinto is both unnecessary and annoying. There's some disbelief to be found in quite how extensive…

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  • Gerardo Matheus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gerardo Matheus 18 Jan, 2015

    No había visto nada que tuviera que ver con Planet of the Apes, nunca me llamó mucho la atención tampoco. Pero debo aceptar que Rise of the Planet of the Apes fue increíble y me impresionó de una manera que nunca me esperé.

    Me gusta cómo se maneja el tiempo en la historia y también me agrada como ésta poco a poco va tomando forma, ya que al final termina siendo muy distinta a lo que planteaba al comienzo. Es…

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  • Wilson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Wilson 18 Jan, 2015 2

    I spent most of this film feeling really sorry for James Franco's neighbour, there is nothing worse than a bad neighbour. His car gets wrecked a couple of times, he nearly gets done in by an ape. It would be an untenable living situation. Though you do get the intermittent joy of Frieda Pinto and John Lithgow strolling by your property, which can only increase house prices.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a really enjoyable film, a…

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  • John

    ★★★ Watched by John 17 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Emma Lane

    ★★★ Watched by Emma Lane 17 Aug, 2011

    NL

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  • Hitsville U.K.

    ★★★★ Watched by Hitsville U.K. 12 Sep, 2011

    "Reboots never seem like a good idea. Sam Raimi’s Spiderman franchise is barely five years finished and it’s being rejigged and restarted; God help whoever has to follow the Nolan & Bale Batman trilogy, whilst the Hulk has been rebooted three times in the space of a decade. So this, along with “the prequel curse” (how do you make a prequel interesting when the audience knows what’s going to happen?) and the fact it was released at the arse-end of the…

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  • Joshua Bertram

    ★★★★ Added by Joshua Bertram

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a decade after Tim Burton's derided take on the series, begging the question: why? To be sure, the film had almost no buzz up until its release. But thanks to both the lack of hype and the surprising competence of the film, Rise is a huge hit, and a great summer movie.

    A loose reboot of 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, this film tells the origin of how the…

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  • Panta Oz

    ★★★½ Added by Panta Oz

    I loved the old TV episodes of the Planet of the Apes but never knew how it all began... At least many things are clearer now...

    Everything started when Will Rodman (James Franco) found ALZ-112, a genetically engineered retrovirus that may be a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. The drug repairs brain cells, and somehow genetically modifies chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. Bright Eyes, a female chimpanzee which is to be a first example of the drug success…

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  • Joshua Hoover

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Joshua Hoover 10 Jan, 2015

    Still love it. Marvel, please take note of the last action scene. Near perfection. A big action set piece given room to breathe.

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  • Ryan Stuckey

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ryan Stuckey 06 Aug, 2011

    Shockingly good. I say shockingly because I went to this film not expecting to be anything more than moderately entertained. Serkis ran me through the emotional spectrum with his portrayal of Caesar. In a world where prequels are normally shit, it's nice to see one like this that takes the source material and runs with it.

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  • MrVilliers

    ★★★★ Added by MrVilliers

    A 'prequel' that doesn't suffer the same fate as so many of the recent deluge...it has an intelligence and a grace in it's storytelling.

    This is the start of a fresh take on the franchise. Bet Tim Burton is kicking himself!

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  • rcmead

    ★★★★ Watched by rcmead 02 Jan, 2015

    i don't think cute is the right word to use?

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    01.02.15
    @ Doyle Manor
    [w/ Dad, Zack, Adam, & Cherise]

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