Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Finally got around to watching Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes this weekend. I was such a fan of the original movies back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, had the toy gun, mask and all. After the Tim Burton disaster a few years ago, I had great hopes for what seemed to be more of prequel than a reboot. Not only was the story line awesome, but one obvious fact came to light…you just can’t put a human in an ape costume and convince the audience that you’re watching an ape. Case and point, King Kong 1976 and King Kong 2005. Andy Serkis breaths life into these characters and without him and the advancement of CG, they just couldn’t pull it off. The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes fits beautifully with the original 1968 movie and it’s left wide open for possibly a remake of The Planet Of The Apes….let’s hope so, this is by far, the best movie of 2011 and possibly the best movie I’ve seen in the past few years!

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)
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