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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes:

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!

Please leave comments and your views about the movie so we can discuss.  Please keep the comments clean.

11 comments:

  1. I thought about watching this one - now I'm sure I will ^^
    Thanks for the info bout the credits!!

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  2. Good to hear. The scene after credits is short but sweet.

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  3. I don't think you would be disappointed.

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  4. Not sure why this movie even needs to exist. I hate prequels/sequels to movies that really don't require them.

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  5. I normally agree Andy but there was a ton of information that was left out. But either way the movie was pretty good just based on the action.

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  6. Plan to see it on saturday hope it is as good as i expect

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  7. Be sure to let us know your experience with the movie Ryu.

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  8. I'm a huge fan of the original saga of the Planet of the Apes. This trailer doesn't look like it will be anywhere near that saga, sadly.

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  9. Well the original takes place in the future. This is the story line that leads up to that point.

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