Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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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 Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Caesar [the main ape] is the reason to see this daft, breathless picture."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"Distinguishes itself from other ill-conceived reboots in general, and from Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake in particular, by looking with fresh, simian eyes at its core conflict between human and primates."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"If you're a fan of the series, you'll love it; if you're not a fan it may make you one."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes has some life to it as an action film, but every time anyone opens their mouth, man or beast, you'll feel like someone figured out a way to sneak in groundbreaking CGI into your middle schooler's class play."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Audacious, violent and disquieting, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a summer sequel that's better than it has any right to be."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes is spectacle with a kick: the transcendence of the normal in creatures so like ourselves is both an entertainment and a needling rebuke to human vanity."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"A well-crafted B movie with astonishingly effective motion capture CGI technology."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"There's very little action throughout, but the narrative is so involving that this isn't a problem whatsoever."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Overall, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is intermittently entertaining with a few nice nods to the original series."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Despite thin human drama, and one note supporting characters, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a surprisingly sincere story that elevates the franchise canon."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"The action scenes (particularly a battle between humans and apes on the Golden Gate Bridge) are inventively spectacular, and the story at the movie's core is evocative and engaging."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Tthe movie has some plot-point missteps. But it seldom puts the brakes on a story that moves toward a furious ape-human rumble, not in a jungle, but atop the Golden Gate Bridge."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Save Christopher Nolan's "Batman," no film so brilliantly reinvigorated a franchise more than this, a thrilling opening act that's equally captivating and leaves you anxiously awaiting the next installment."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"The bad news is that whenever this prequel's CGI apes aren't on-screen, you're wishing the flesh-and-blood actors would get the hell off!"
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Despite some pretty glaring plotholes, the combination of astonishing special effects and a tension-filled story makes for a gripping and worthy rebirth for the franchise."
‑ Matt Looker, TheShiznit.co.uk
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