Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rated PG-13 105 minutes 2011

Go ahead and read any handy metaphors or allegories you want into this thrilling sci-fi doomsdayer — it’s big enough to hold them all. Despite the best intentions of scientist Will Rodman (James Franco), dozens of captured primates led by his hyper-intelligent pet chimpanzee Caesar (miraculously portrayed via CGI by actor Andy Serkis) break out of their cages and wreak havoc on San Francisco. What riled them up? Being the slaves of the humans. How did they manage it? The apes got smart from injections of an experimental new anti-Alzheimer’s drug being tested at the biotech company where Will works. The effects work and story settings are first-rate, and director Rupert Wyatt, of the British production house Picture Farm, keeps the plot boiling relentlessly for the full running time. We’ll never look at our cousins the same way again (108 min.)

Film Credits

Official Site: www.apeswillrise.com

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Producer: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Thomas Hammel

Cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Tyler Labine, Jamie Harris, David Hewlett, Ty Olsson, Madison Bell and Makena Joy


Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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