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Movie Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
This movie really isn't quite what I thought it'd be like. I was kinda expecting the chimps to just bash their way through the city for the entirety of this movie and tear the shit out of everything in their path (whilst throwing the occasional faeces at people). But this film focuses more on the relationship between the lead actor James Franco and his bond with this ape that he raises from young - definitely more heart-warming that I expected.
It really does a pretty good job at making you believe this friendship between this young scientist and this chimp, and you really feel torn up at some scenes where they go through hardships as the chimp learns that he doesn't fit into the society that his best friend (or "father") belongs to.
Overall I had a pretty good time with this film.
I thought James Franco, as always, did a fantastic job. The lead chick was pretty spicy (dudes, go check her out, she's pretty darn fine) and the actor who played the protagonist's dad did a fair role although there was nothing particularly interesting about his character. The real big-dog of this film is the chimp, Caeser, who was named that way after the green circle that forms around his pupils (similar to the wreath that Julius Caeser wore back in Rome). Apparently (according to my nerd sources) he's the same actor who played Golem in Lord of the Rings. This dude just might be the most talented creepy-bugger on the face of this earth. And Tom Felton was just one quiddich robe and wand-in-hand to becoming Draco Malfoy again, so I've yet to see this dude get out of his range: which is basically bratty bastard.
The payout, and I don't mean to be offensive, is pretty fucking amazing.
The last 20 minutes of this film are simply amazing and you have to be in the cinema to appreciate the prequel of the ultimate battle of man vs ape. Go catch this in the cinema, you won't regret it :)
P.S. Did anyone (who's watched it) think that the reference they made to the past film was slightly laughable? :( kinda took me out of the scene.
when malfoy said "get your hands off me you damn dirty ape" the whole theater chuckled a little. but after he said that, (and you know what im talking about) the whole theater went silent for 10 minutes. if you saw this, you know exactly what im talking about
i think i know exactly what you're talking about :p when "that" thing happened after he said the iconic catchphrase, the theatre i was in just burst out laughing. i guess there's a general difference in audiences across the globe huh? haha
btw i love how you said malfoy and not tom felton hahaa