Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father Charles. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects... Especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.
To say I loved it is an understatement. Finally, Hollywood manages to make an amazing reboot. Holy shit. My new favourite film. I'm totally gushing. Loved everything about it. I am a massive fan of the originals and this was clearly made by people that love them too. From the references to the original, to the thoughtful and intelligent storytelling, to the subtle hints about what comes next that only fans of the original would spot... It's just perfect. LOVED IT.
Great combination of special effects and emotional storytelling that makes you appreciate the revolution of the apes against humans. As a prequel to the original it is completely believable and has the same spirit to it. Hopefully they continue with the series, as there is so much potential for a modern retelling.
Viva la evolucion!