I didn't realize until I read other reviews that the apes were not real. The story is interesting, the special effects amazing.
A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Ava... read more
Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
Stats: 17,777 reviews
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October 1, 2013
Caesar the chimpanzee is the genetically altered product of medical research and when he becomes the victim of the mistreatment afforded to all research animals he uses his superior intelligence to escape captivity. Well it seems that finally, after 43 years, the classic Planet O...
April 25, 2013
Just not a fan of watching the world coming to an end. Also, I was always cheering for the humans.
March 22, 2013fb100000293612769
A solid action film, but mostly unmemorable.
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January 4, 2013fb1442511448
Rupert Wyatt directs a mesmerizing prequel to the acclaimed franchise. The groundbreaking special effects and Andy Serkis' portrayal of the evolving 'Caesar' mixes and provides a grand spectacle that has revived this series. 4/5
October 28, 2012
The best showcase of special effects and motion capture technology since Peter Jackson's Kong, and again it features Andy Serkis (the go-to motion capture actor, and for good reason) as an ape. The best moments in the film- the most touching, dramatic and memorable- are those bet...
September 2, 2012
I really wanted to enjoy this "prequel" to the 1968 Charlton Hesston film, as that original film, seen when I was 12, made a huge impression on me; but try as I might, and in spite of some nice moments during the first half of the film, this one left me shaking my head over what ...
May 28, 2012
Intelligent as good science-fiction films go, but leaves nothing that hasn't been seen, nothing new here.
April 27, 2012
The latest installment in the long running apes series is really something, it turned out to be a film much more groundbreaking and triumphant than I first expected and is the most decent entry to the fr...
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