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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes



James Franco
Freida Pinto
John Lithgow
Brian Cox
Tom Felton
Andy Serkis

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is a prequel that drives a stake into the heart of boredom. The movie is thrilling and captivating and will make you look forward to the next part.

This sci-fi movie is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes five film series which were created between the years of 1968–1973 and were produced by Arthur P. Jacobs, and based on Boulle's original novel.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was both a critical and commercial success making over 5 times its production budget in the box office and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist 2008) we are led through a movie where we get to look at things from the eye view of a Chimp.

Although you will not get surprised, since you can kind of figure-out where the movie is going, the fun I guess will be how Rupert is going to get you there.

James Franco, who was magnificent in 127 hours, and as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy, pulled a stunning performance.
The real reason this movie is so cool is the blend between live-action and CGI. It is something you will want to see.

Well, as we all know when science tries to mess with nature the result is always something trying to kill mankind. Well I guess that’s the spoiler of this flick.

James Franco plays Will Rodman, our “Scientist” who has been injecting Chimps with some super-serum and he meant no harm (as they always do) but as it so happens, the serum which was meant to generate cell growth in their brains did not only that but it also made them more intelligent. So something led to something and Will gets left with a baby Chimp. He trained the Chimp, which later turned around and went all Hitler on the human race.

Also in this movie is Tom Felton (Harry Potter’s arch nemesis Draco Malfoy) well he played his part well and also gave me some smiles.

This movie ran on its own for the better part without live-action and I have to give the director credit for that. Although this movie may not be the best movie of this year it is certainly one to watch and the sequel is worth anticipating for.
A sequel to the film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is set for release in May 2014.