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Seen on: 07/08/2017, 08/04/2011

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Science Fiction | Drama | Thriller

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Overview

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Rated PG-13 | Length 105 minutes

Actors

Leah Gibson | Lauren Watson | Chris Shields | Tracy Spiridakos | Jay Caputo | Devyn Dalton | Christopher Gordon | Richard Ridings | Karin Konoval | Terry Notary | Mattie Hawkinson | B.J. Harrison | Madison Bell | Makena Joy | Joey Roche | Jesse Reid | Chelah Horsdal | David Hewlett | Ty Olsson | Jamie Harris | Tyler Labine | David Oyelowo | Andy Serkis | Tom Felton | Brian Cox | John Lithgow | Freida Pinto | James Franco

Viewing Notes

Went to the midnight screening b/c I just couldn’t take hearing / reading anymore about this film. The positive buzz was nearly overwhelming so I didn’t want my expectations to get the best of me. Good thing because this is a great film. It pays off in many ways. Didn’t like the callbacks to the original PotA flick but whatever. The drama is really great. Much to appreciate here.

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