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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE R
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto


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Nov 29, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Every time I watch a faithful reboot of an older classic, I tend to ask "why?" Are they too chicken to try something new?
This series debut is not bad, but why not go all out and do something wild and crazy, a surprise shocker that'll blow an audience out of their seats? Instead of a safe, mildly-tweaked script?

Oct 02, 2014
  • Cameronj86 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly well-written. The story progresses nicely and enough insight is given as to why the Apes act as they do. They aren't a random species hell-bent on world domination 'just because' for example. Good acting and a good plot.

Jul 21, 2014
  • Ashan22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

10 years after the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, 2011 had a reboot of the franchise after Tim Burton's failure on remaking the film, so we see the reboot called Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with a similar premise of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, but not a direct remake to it. The storyline starts off when scientist Will Rodman tests out a drug called ALZ-112 on chimpanzees so he could try to find cure to end diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease on his father. When he tries it on a chimp named Bright Eyes, which increases her intelligience, but when she is forced to come out of her cage, she goes on a rampage and she is killed, so that she could protect her newborn baby. This causes Will to take care of the chimp, and he names him "Caesar". As time passes by, Caesar becomes peaceful to our kind, until he ends up in an ape sanctuary and he works together with other apes to escape and wreck havoc in the streets of San Francisco. Afterwards, Caesar says that he is home in the Muir Woods, but unbeknownst to them, a plague has started that is so deadly, many, many people die but there is hope, as this is not the end. Overall, Rise of the Planet of the Apes has some life to it as an action film, but every time anyone opens their mouth, man or beast, you'll feel like someone figured out a way to sneak in groundbreaking CGI into your middle schooler's class play, although unlike the original previous films, where it is destroyed by humanity, Rise ends with a plague called ALZ-113 was caused by Franklin, who spreads it to Will's neighbour, Douglas Hunsiker, and later, billions and billions of people, but this is not the end. Therefore, I think this explains the origins of how the Planet of the Apes will be formed modernly through each film, as the apes will become intelligent like us, but for humanity, we have to survive for everything.

Jun 10, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2011 American science fiction film, which looks like 20th Century Fox's reboot of the Planet of the Apes series.
Apparently it is intended to act as an origin story for a new series of films.
So, you would naturally feel that the problem isn't solved at all after viewing it.
A big question remains.
What will happen to those intelligent apes?
Although it resembles "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)," it is not a direct remake of that film.
Visual effects are fascinating!
If you love visual effects, you should watch the special features.
The DVD includes two special features: 1) Mythology of the Apes and 2) The Genius of Andy Serkis, whose performance as Caesar is superb and earned him many nominations from many associations which do not usually recognize performance capture as traditional acting.

Jun 03, 2014
  • Keogh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Admittedly, I never cared for the original series of films with superintelligent apes ruling the world, and the more recent blunder that had Mark Wahlberg starring in it was a disaster. Strangely, though, this one works, following a scientist whose work leads him to adopt an enhanced chimp. The best of intentions ends up going wrong.

May 19, 2014
  • rosapalmer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i liked it because tom felton was in the movie !!!! :) !!!!!!!!!

May 19, 2014
  • JulesN2002 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think its going to be so awesome :] !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 03, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Found it to be more violent than I wanted to watch. Turned off after 20 minutes.

Mar 21, 2014
  • bibken rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Started off well, and raised my hopes, but half-way through then the plot fell victim to a writer's imagination that couldn't go the distance.

Think twice about going to Sausalito anytime soon! :)

The ending left plenty of fodder for another dozen ape sequels. Paucity of imagination apparently in Hollywood these days.

Feb 13, 2014
  • jds1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good movie, kept my attention. Different twist to the Planet of the Apes franchise. Was not what I was expecting.

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Sep 15, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 01, 2013
  • DFX rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Apr 02, 2013
  • luie1996 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

luie1996 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Nov 20, 2012
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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gerieowens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 70

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Nov 10, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: you see james francos penis

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: you see a boyfrend and girlfrend in bed together

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Other: you will enjoy this movie

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: apes attacking people

Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: mild violence nothing a 10 year old cant handle

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Oct 31, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Robert Franklin: Mr. Jacobs, please! I am begging you, don't do this!

Steven Jacobs: It would cost a small fortune to run lab test on all those chimps that would tell me what I already know! That they are contaminated!

Robert Franklin: Please, Mr. Jacobs! Lives are at stake! These are animals with personalities, with attachments!

Steven Jacobs: Attachments?

Robert Franklin: Yes.

Steven Jacobs: I run a business, not a petting zoo. Find the most cost-effective way to put those apes down!

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dr. Caroline Aranha: (referencing genetic engineering) "Some things aren't meant to be changed. You need to accept that."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dodge Landon (& Charlton Heston in '68 original): "Get your stinking paws off me YOU DAMNED DIRTY APE!!"

Dodge: Get your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!
Caesar: NO!

ceasear the geneticly enhanced ape ''NO!!!!!''

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Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

pet ape's adventueres when it gets to meet other prisoned apes.

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