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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Movie Reviews

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04/22/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - der Titel verrät bereits, dass wir uns hier in einem Prequel befinden. Unser Schimpanse kommt in diesem Vorläufer nur bis zur Golden Gate Bridge - noch ist er nicht so weit, die Weltherrschaft zu übernehmen. Immerhin, wir lernen, dass der genetische Unterschied zwischen Mensch und Schimpanse gering ist. Es braucht nur eine Wunderdroge und der Affe lernt überlegen, Schach zu spielen. Will Rodman (James Franco) arbeitet in solch einem Industriezweig, der Pharma Industrie. Er versucht, ein Mittel gegen Alzheimer zu entwickeln und testet es an Schimpansen - mit dem Ergebnis, dass ihre Inteligenz vervielfacht wird. Schliesslich aber wird einer von ihnen, Alas, wild und attackiert Menschen. Es geschieht das, was die Mediziner genauso gut wissen müssten wie wir: ...


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09/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Cgi apes are better then actors in monkey suits!!

By far the best movie of 2011 !!! I have seen at least one of the old Charleton Heston films featuring all the actors in monkey suits and i was so put off i even balked at Fox studios when i heard they were doing somewhat of a reboot. Then i started to see some of the trailers that Fox were putting out for the film and wow it peaked my interest. I know alot of folks will say 'Yeah yeah CGI what?' this reviewer will take CGI apes over actors in monkey suits any day of the week! When i got into the theatre to see this finally it was the very first time in from what i can remember where i actually upon watching the end credits roll, to get right back to the box office and purchase yet another ticket for the next showing and that my freinds, as far as i am concerned in this movie ...

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01/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes review

Will Rodman (James Franco) searches for a for Alzheimer's disease and uses chimpanzees as test subjects. His dad Charles (John Lithgow), who suffers from Alzheimer, discovers that Will brings home a baby chimp and names him Caesar. Caesar gets detained at San Bruno Primate Shelter for attacking Will’s neighbor. Screenplay was efficient in relaying its themes human cruelty and tempering with nature’s course: Will – “You know what they’re capable of.” John – “They're not people, you know.” Caroline – “You're trying to control things that are not meant to be controlled.” “Some things aren't meant to be changed!” You can really empathize with the emotions of the apes because of the impressive make-up and effects. Direction was effective with a superb score and cinematography. Not as...

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12/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" by Yojimbo

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 Of The Apes has a worthy sequel! The latest instalment of the simian franchise takes the basic principal of the well meaning but weakly executed Conquest and combines it with elements of Greystoke to create an interesting animal orientated character study of a creature that's neither man nor ape. Once again Andy Sirkis proves his incredible skill in breathing life into animated creations and although the cast of homo sapiens acquit themselves admirably, they all take a back seat to man's best computer generated fri...

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12/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Get your paws off me you damn stinking ape!!

What can I say? I was lucky enough to be a kid in the '70s when Ape-mania was at it's peak, due to the continuing Planet Of The Apes movies, the TV series, the comics, the toys... the franchise is so ingrained in my psyche I was completely disheartened when I heard they were making a new Ape movie. I needn't have worried. This film delivers, and it delivers magnificently. The best place to start is with the story, and it was enthralling and captivating, as we watch Caesar's beginnings. To my surprise I found it completely heartbreaking in points, something I didn't truly experience with any of the original films. There are moments that will move even the hardest of hearts, and moments that will enrage. The cast were perfect, with James Franco excellent as the scientist who befriends and r...

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09/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

After watching the somewhat disappointing Tim Burton effort, Planet of the Apes, I must admit I had my reservations about paying to go watch this one. One of the reason I decided to go was that they made clear that this will be a prequel, and not a reboot, which there seem to be an abundance of these days.

Directed by visual effects guru, Rupert Wyatt, this chatper in the apes saga is probably more in line with the earlier Charlton Heston effort than Burton's reboot. It had a lot of back story to fall back on, seeing as the franchise dated back to the 60's.

The story is well-developed, and one gets the feeling that the writer spent a good amount of time on fleshing out the human aspect of the film. If there are more to follow, this may be the last time one sees humanity for awhile.

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08/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Story and CGI Disappoint

Disappointing for me. I was quite pleased with the Marky Mark version of the remake. It was interesting and had some good performances. Also, the science behind it made sense to me I liked some of the action scenes. Sure it had some crappy parts (the kid ridding the horse was absolutely ridiculous) and the original far surpasses.

When I heard about this movie, I was skeptical. It reminded me of what they were trying to do with Predator and many other classic sci fi's. Let classics be classics...and if you are going to redo them, redo them right (almost king kong).

The Good: James Franco, John Lithgow, and Andy Serkis' performances. Really good. Franco is a good actor and I respect him more and more by the roles he chooses. Another good part was the overall music. Not quite as good ...

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08/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


When I first heard this announced, I was skeptical. Even with the names involved, I had my doubts. Part of the reason was the letdown that was Tim Burton's effort to revitalize the series; part of it was hearing this was a "prequel". Yet the trailers gave me a glimmer of hope, and when the buzz and positive reviews started coming out, it actually had me anticipating this film.

It turns out, they did an admirable job of rebooting a franchise that hasn't seen the light of day for 10 years. Part of the reason was the story was easy to relate to: who can't sympathize with a character who feels trapped (in this case, literally) and alone in the world. My friend described as teenage angst mixed with Planet of the Apes - and that's an apt description. Andy Serkis, who has proven once again h...

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