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Rating: 9 stars


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Seen on: 07/08/2017, 08/04/2011 (rewatch)

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Science Fiction | Thriller | Action

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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


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

Viewing Notes

This movie is so damn good. I dunno why I put off revisiting for so long. Maybe because it’s so emotional. I really love when Caesar takes control of the ape compound by first releasing Buck. Everything that follows is excellent. Andy Serkis should’ve won an award for his performance. Also nice to see San Francisco get used prominently.


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