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Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011

  • Rupert Wyatt
  • August 4, 2011
  • 105 mins
  • English
  • Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Evolution Becomes Revolution.
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.


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An excellent start to reboot the Planet of the Apes movies after the Tim Burton film was a disappointment.

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After having read all the positive reviews about "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and watching the first half of the movie I thought to my self "Wow, this really IS the best SciFi movies I have seen in a long time". Unfortunately, the second half did not live up to my expectations and lacks in several aspects: there are just too much coincidents (e.g. Cesar meets another Ape who knows sign language nearly perfectly in the compound, when the apes from the compound escape to the Red Woods the Golden Gate Bridge just happens to be shrouded heavily in mist although only minutes earlier and later there is just a little bit of cloud visible) that make the whole plot implausible for me.

None the less, this is a good movie, it is just not a great one!

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