Monday, 15 August 2011


Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Chosen by me as I like to go to the cinema a lot

A clunkily titled and incredibly cliched (it fits in a fair few from 'mad science' movies aswell as a tiresome biggie from 'outbreak' films including, if memory serves, Outbreak) film but a solid and thought provoking entertainment none-the-less.
It will flip from moments of extreme silliness (most of the science here is iffy, even to me) to tender and slowly paced character pieces with another great computer generated performance form Andy Serkis.
It's a little too cute with the Planet of the Apes references (i liked the space ship stuff though) and our terribly one dimensional bad guy spouts a couple of the original films most famous lines which feels forced and hacky although one of these (Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!) is followed by a less well known reference (from the sequels) that works with a simple stunning power.

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