For my first movie review I decided to go with Rise of the Planet of the Apes mainly because I just watched it and it is fresh on my mind. Before the review I must admit that I was not a fan of Planet of the Apes. To me it was just slow and what little action scenes it had was bad. Surprisingly Rise of the Planet of the Apes was crammed full of action and kept up the pace which I desire in a movie. There is a lot of story filling in the movie but it is distributed in such a manner that it doesn't cause the movie to seem slow and bland. I even admit, going into this movie I thought James Franco was going to absolutely destroy this movie. Mostly because I think of him as the drug dealer from Pineapple Express. But to my surprise he played the part of a loving father, son, and a medical researcher very well. There are a scenes that could have been left out and may of made the quality of the movie a little more enjoyable. One scene that comes to mind is when Caesar was signing with an ape that also knew how to sign and was portrayed to be as intelligent as Caesar without the gene therapy to increase brain cell regeneration and cognitive thinking. The biggest argument I have about the movie is towards the ending. When the apes that are infected with the gene therapy decide to go release the rest of the apes throughout the city, which includes a zoo and a certain research facility. The apes are instantly as smart and follow orders and commands like the ones infected with the gene therapy. This makes me feel the ending was rushed.
Overall, I would say this movie is pretty decent and is worth paying the eight dollars to watch.
Also there is a scene in the middle of the credits, so don't rush out of the theater!
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