Rise of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
Rise of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. less
“An intriguing narrative presented in the most spectacular manner with the help of breathtaking special effects. Brilliant performances especially by Andy Serkis makes this apes-saga a must watch.”
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If I could give you only one reason why you should watch this film, it would be ANDY SERKIS.Even without being seen he steals the limelight from a disinterested James Franco & Freida Pinto.
Star Trek went through a superb reboot in 2009 and Batman Begins in 2005 dimmed my memories of the earlier Batman movies. What this film does is that it goes a step back from the original series and is a prequel to Planet of the Apes. James Franco is working on a cure for Alzheimer's. A personal reason being that his dad suffers from the disease. Just when he has made a breakthrough the ape bright eyed' goes bonkers and is shot dead. Franco discovers that the ape had given birth to a baby and was only trying to protect it. He takes him home and names him Caesar (Andy Serkis). How & why Caesar raises an army of apes is what the film is about.
Inspite of doing countless number of films Serkis is best remembered for roles (Gollum in LOTR & Kong in King Kong) where he was not seen and this one is a welcome addition to that. The expressions which he delivers is what breathes life into a computer generated ape. The screenplay focuses more on the emotions and drama rather than set piece action sequences. I can easily compare this to a Bollywood film. Apes mother is killed. The doc adopts him. They develop a father son relationship. Ape revolts.In a sort of a crazy way the scenes in the primate facility reminded me of Satyas scene in the jail when he meets Bhiku Mhatre. Generally late night shows tend to make me feel sleepy but this one kept me entertained and engaged that I didnt even miss skipping the dinner.
Final few words: Rise of the planet of the Apes is one more reboot done right. Its a big screen entertainer that should not be missed at any cost.