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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rise of The Planet of The Apes movie review

Date: 2 Aug 2011
Time: 9pm
Venue: GSC @ 1 utama


Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Produced by:Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark
Written by: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa
Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton. David Hewlett, Chelah Horsdal

Will Rodman (James Franco) is a scientist, currently residing in San Francisco, who is working on a cure for Alzheimer's Disease by performing tests on apes. The first test subject is a chimpanzee, named Caesar (Andy Serkis), whose parents had been captured in Africa.[5] Rodman's "cure" not only repairs brain cells as they expected to, but it genetically modifies Caesar's way of thinking to create a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence. Caesar learns unbelievably well, but human authority orders him to be locked up. However, he eventually proves to be smart enough to escape from his cage and releases an airborne-strain of the cure among thousands of other apes (the ones that are caged with him), making them as intelligent as Caesar. Thousands of apes begin to foment revolution. Soon, war breaks out between humans and apes. Rodman may be the only one able to stop them before the ape revolution ends with the apes succeeding, humanity being driven to extinction, and apes becoming the most dominant species on Earth.

Personal Comment (may contains spoiler, read at your own risk)
Computer Graphics
CGI apes created by Weta Digital from motion-capture performances.
Facial expression like angry, jealous, happy really looks alike like human. You will be focusing every single expression that the apes show especially from Caesar. That's the best element I can see from this movie.

Forget to mention that, all the CGI are produced by Weta Digital Company and they have won several Academy awards. Avatar movie are produced by them too, so this movie will be the improve version of motion capture technology used in Avatar.

Plot is alright only, climax doesn't seem excited as it is. 
Caesar bringing the whole gang back to Redwood forest
However, the intelligence after the injection of drugs shown by the ape is impressive. He is able to do what a 8 years old children will do when he is just 2 years old. His IQ level increase significantly after consuming the drugs.

A loophole found in this movie would be after Caesar and his gang break out from the "prison", it looks like more than  hundred of them ran out of the prison, but in the prison there is like enough to only accommodate hundred of them.

The wow scene

It is also quite Emotion as Caesar would really wants to go back his owner Will Rodman but he decided not to mainly because he wants to save all the other apes lock in the "prison". Caesar cried after that.

Lastly, it is really touched watching the ape finally giving humanity

Do take note the Ending on a tease for a potential sequel. Yes, there will be next episode!

Personal Rating
Plot: 6/10
Action: 7/10
Effects: 8/10
Overall: 7/10

Thanks to FlyFM as I won the tickets through SMS contest!


  1. hmm, i think i might give this movie a skip. Thanks for sharing bro :)

  2. @Isaac Tan, why? You must really watch it! :)

  3. Wow, I didnt know the movie was out yet. The first one was not too bad actually. The second one should be better.

  4. is it nice movie?i din watch it yet^_^

  5. hee~ i watched this movie on its release date 4thAug... quite nice lo.... :)



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