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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Aug 06, 2011
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Learn how it all began in the Planet of the Apes prequel! Kidzworld reviews the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco, which hits movie theatres on August 5, 2011.

The Cure for Alzheimer’s

It began as an experiment - a search for the cure to Alzheimer’s disease. Will (James Franco) worked as the lead scientist on the Gen-Sys project, where they tested experimental drugs on apes in the hopes of increasing brain function. For Will, this project was personal, as his father was suffering from Alzheimer’s.

The Baby Ape

During Will's business meeting, an ape escapes from the lab and ravages the entire building. Will’s boss, Jacobs, decides to shut down the experiment and put down all the apes. Broken hearted, Will saves one baby ape, who was born with the drug in his genes. He names him Caesar and raises him like a son/pet.

Ape Attack

As Caesar grows, he becomes more violent, and uses sign language to question who he is and where he came. When Will’s father, who has begun to deteriorate again after five years of restored health, gets into a tussle with the neighbor, Caesar tries to help. He hurts the neighbor and winds up in the hands of animal control. In order to get him back, Will needs a court order, which could take months to obtain.

Together Apes Are Strong

Caesar is sent to live in captivity with other apes who aren’t blessed with the intelligence gene. After a few scuffles with other apes and one of his human caretakers, Dodge (Tom Felton), Caesar takes matters into his own hands. He figures out how to open his cage, and begins imparting wisdom on the other apes. He returns to Will’s house and steals samples of his latest drug, which causes a new level of intelligence. Led by Caesar, the apes escape and wreak havoc on San Francisco, searching for the freedom they believe they deserve.

The Bottom Line

Many people questioned using digital apes to create Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but ultimately it was a good decision. The graphics allowed for more human-like facial expressions and behaviours than ever before. Even though the build up to the climax was slow, it wasn’t the least bit boring. Kidzworld definitely recommends this film.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rating: 5

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