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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Year: 2011
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-fi
Directed By: Rupert Wyatt
Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto
About: A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Z_D9Grh18

My Review:
Having owned the trilogy on DVD for a while however never having seen any of them I thought it would be a good idea to start with the first movie. Not knowing if I would like this or not I thought I was worried about this however I really shouldn't have been as it was a lot better than I had expected it to be.

This film is a brilliant way of starting a trilogy with finding out how Caesar was born and how he was more intelligent because his mother had the drug in her when he was born so it was transferred over to him. Seeing how Caesar was also with the doctor in which was told initially to kill him and how he became part of the family I thought was really sweet even though it was sad seeing him getting put into a cage because of him protecting his grand father from someone who seemed to be threatening him. Having him slowly start to come leader of the rest of the apes by giving them treats and treating them with respect was something I thought was really sweet and when you eventually hear Caesar talk shocks me even though it is something in which is expected to happen with how his progression was happening. Having the first death in which Caesar does being an accident by blasting the man with a water cannon like he kept doing to him as a punishment however as the man was holding electricity was something that did make me feel sad for Caesar as it did show how he wasn't expecting to kill someone and didn't mean to hurt him in the way he did but just wanted to put him in a cage like the other man in which had him captured. By finally having a fight scene with the police and the apes and one of the apes taking a bullet for Caesar I thought it was emotional to see how apes are more willing to sacrifice themselves for someone in which they believe in as a leader and how after taking the drug in which makes them more intelligent shows how they could become a new species and are going to become a threat to the world the way that they know it. Finally, by having Caesar also still care for the man who raised him and makes sure that he is safe from the rest of the apes was something in which I thought was very sweet and made me respect Caesar more as a character and want to see how he develops as his life stays with only apes. The CGI in this movie was something in which I thought was amazingly done and shocked me as it seemed so lifelike.

Personally, I really enjoyed this movie a lot more than I expected to and as a result left me wanting to see the others in the series more than I expected to. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of this trilogy and see how this progresses. I would recommend this movie to those who like sci-fi movies and want a good way of opening movies in which will later have a larger story. I also think that if you are a fan of animal movies then this one might be something in which you would enjoy. I would definitely see this again.

My Rating: 5/5 

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