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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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I was really skeptical about watching this film because I was discouraged beforehand since I was told that it was only a remake. However, a choosy movie watcher (Papa) told me the movie is great, so I was finally convinced to watch it.

The movie is about an ape, Caesar, who was born to an experimental ape who was killed during a rampage when it felt it was threatened. Caesar was raised by a scientist, Will Rodman (James Franco), who discovered that Caesar inherited extraordinary intelligence from its mother.

Caesar grew up showing human-like intelligence, which made Will decide to try the experimental drug to his father, who is suffering from dementia. Circumstances led to Caesar being admitted to a primate facility, with employees mistreating the apes in the facility. This led Caesar to create a revolution with the other primates in the facility.

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Overall, the movie is great. Both the story and the effects are exceptional, though I was more particular with the story, which focuses on mistreatment of animals, particularly with using animals for testing and poor maintenance of animal facilities. James Franco, as usual, is great. I should emphasize Tom Felton's acting abilities which made me hate him more (yeah, I still hate Draco Malfoy to this day.)

Research made me discover that the story is different from the past Planet of the Apes movies. However, times have changed thus special effects became a necessity.

I could say that the movie is worth watching, the storyline and the effects is a good combination (because sometimes only one of the two exists in most hollywood movies).

Thumbs up! :)


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