Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Better than expected

on 6/1/2012

Yet another Planet of the Apes movie? Thats what I thought at first, but surprisingly this one is much better than the other sequels/remakes etc. This movie is an exactly of the good things that CGI can do for a movie, allowing animals to interact seamlessly with the environment.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

Cast & Credit
  • James Franco
  • Freida Pinto
  • John Lithgow
  • Brian Cox
  • Tom Felton
  • Andy Serkis
  • Director: Rupert Wyatt
  • Writer: Rick Jaffa
  • Writer: Amanda Silver
  • Specifications

    Studio Foxvideo
    SKU 225296642
    UPC 024543749851
    UPC 14 00024543749851
    Format DVD
    Release Date 1/14/2014
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    Editors Note
    Note The PLANET OF THE APES franchise gets the origin treatment in this 20th Century Fox production from director Rupert Wyatt (THE ESCAPIST). The script, written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, concerns a group of American scientists whose genetic experiments lead to an uprising by a race of intelligent apes that they helped create. James Franco stars, with Freida Pinto and John Lithgow heading up the rest of the cast.
    Los Angeles Times "Smart, fun and thoroughly enjoyable....[It] entertains without insulting your intelligence." 08/05/2011
    Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he movie has its pleasures....Caesar, to begin with, is a wonderfully executed character, a product of special effects and a motion-capture performance by Andy Serkis..." 08/05/2011
    Wall Street Journal "[The movie] swings into flights of kinetic fantasy that blow the collective mind." 08/05/2011
    USA Today "The cautionary tale feels surprisingly fresh and entertaining....With its skillful blend of live action and motion-capture technology, it's a handsomely made prequel..." 08/05/2011
    Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]creenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver expertly create a compelling quandary that forces viewers to acknowledge that this is no conventional hero-villain conflict..." 08/04/2011
    New York Times "Employing bleeding-edge technologies in the service of old-fashioned entertainment....RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES settles into a playful stretch." 08/05/2011
    Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With a ] jaw-dropping crescendo, a spectacular bout of gorilla warfare..." 10/01/2011
    Sight and Sound "[T]his present-day thriller revolves around one intelligent ape..." 10/01/2011
    John Lithgow
    Brian Cox
    Andy Serkis
    James Franco
    Cast & Crew
    John Lithgow - Star
    Brian Cox - Star
    Andy Serkis - Star
    James Franco - Star
    Freida Pinto - Star
    Tom Felton - Co-Star
    Amanda Silver - Screenwriter
    Rick Jaffa - Screenwriter
    Weta Digital - Visual Effects Designer
    Rupert Wyatt - Director
    Technical Info
    Original Release Date 2011
    UPC 00024543749851
    Number of Discs 1
    Running Time 105 minutes
    Color (unknown/unconverted)
    DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled

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