|Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a
straight-forward summer blockbuster with butt-kicking action.
What I really liked is that you can follow with very little thinking
required and a plot that makes perfect sense.
The vast improvement in CGI technology really makes the apes, chimps,
and assorted primates look real and believable.
So don't let this one slip by.
It's good excitement at its best.
Yes, it's time once again to
dust off old ideas and bring them back anew.
There has been six Planet of the Apes movies, one TV
series, and a Saturday morning cartoon show -- and this may be the best
of the lot -- explaining the rise in ape intelligence and the beginning
of the end for mankind.
Deftly directed with several
humorous nods to its predecessors -- it's the summer movie you've been
looking for-- all summer.
In the new science fiction
movie, the star plays a scientist whose genetically enhanced chimpanzee
subject, named Caesar, becomes tired of his shabby treatment and
transforms into a very smart revolutionary who inspires the world's
apes to overthrow their human oppressors.
Caesar's uprising starts off
in a small way as he directs his captive primates to flee the research
The picture in many ways
becomes an escape film.
I was impressed with the
special effects; they have distinct looks and qualities to them.
It's like an A-team of
chimps that you don't want to mess with.