Sound Off: Rupert Wyatt's 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
August 5, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The damn dirty apes are back! We were introduced to a world ruled by Apes in 1968, now 43 years later they're back, this time to tell the origin of Caesar and how the apes took over. In theaters is Rise of the Planet of the Apes, from director Rupert Wyatt, starring James Franco but more importantly Andy Serkis with motion capture as the lead chimp Caesar. How is it? Does it live up to the original franchise or is it just a new story? How is the CGI from Weta for the apes? Is it one of this summer's best? If you've seen it, write a comment and tell us your own thoughts on RotPotA!
To fuel the fire, I absolutely loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it's easily one of my favorite movies of this summer. It has so much emotion and heart within it, all set around a fantastic story, and it's incredibly well-directed and paced to perfection. Andy Serkis is the true star of this and honestly deserves an Oscar nomination/win for his performance as Caesar. I felt like I was truly watching a band of apes take over, and yet none of them were real, it was exhilarating. That's why I enjoyed this movie so much - it's entertaining and exciting all at once, yet has a wonderfully rich, character-driven story that works so well. And it not only works by itself, but will satisfy diehard fans of the Apes franchise, too. What a great way to end the summer.
What did you think of Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Best of this summer or totally boring? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!