Review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

As suggested by the title, the movie by Rupert Wyatt is the foundation of a new series of science fiction movies where human beings and the superiorly intelligent apes fight to gain supremacy of the earth. Therefore, the movie needs to show in two hours with sufficient credibility as to how the simian beings would be able to displace the humans bringing in their reign.

The situation was minimally shown in the fourth part of the actual series Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. The movie was elaborate and a time bound ammunition, and although Rupert Wyatt’s is inspired from this movie, it is definitely not a remade version. Moreover, it is not remotely related to the 2001 movie by Tim Burton.

The ostensible ascend commences through the actions of a single careless human, which is similar to several other calamities. Will Rodman (played by James Franco) who is a genetic researcher with extraordinary skills but doubtful morals and works in a fancy bio-technology company based in San Francisco known as Gen-Sys. The primary focus of his research focuses on discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s but with a concealed goal. John Lithgow who plays his father is suffering from the disease and is almost at the concluding stage. Will is almost reaching a get through when one of the test chimpanzees goes awry. This leads to the company’s CEO Steven Jacobs (acted by David Oyelowo) making statements like “I am running a business and not some pet zoo”. The CEO orders the liquidation of all the chimpanzees being tested at the research facility.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

While Will is focusing on following the orders, he suddenly finds out that one of the chimpanzees has given birth that cannot be euthanized by him. Rather, Will and his girl Caroline (played by Frieda Pinto) who is beautiful and superfluous get together to implement an incorrect decision to bring up the baby chimpanzee and name him Caesar. Caesar depicts superior intelligence because of his mother’s modified genetic codes and establishes a close bonding with his adopted parents. However, the domestic environment no longer fits his needs, which makes it necessary for him to be transported to a simian surrounding, which is not like it.
Here, the movie is reached its mid-point without any sign of the knowledgeable chimps and the slave human beings. To bring the movie back online, Wyatt takes a shift that is filled with audacity.

The move is abrupt from a toned-down project named Nim to an unrealistic dramatization of the chimps becoming wild as shown in the summer trailers. These are complemented by the screen writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, which makes the movie’s second half fairly believable and enjoyable by setting a possible first half of the film.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The director is able to maintain an equal balance between the subject and the complete silliness of the theme. Through the various portions of the film, audiences can view some short glimpses of the previous movies and the Ten Commandments directed by Charlton Heston.

The impossible plot is further exaggerated by Caesar’s apparent scheming of escaping out of the Dickensian nastiness. Moreover, he plans a detailed plan for revenge on his cartoonish malicious holders bringing the ape revolution to the masses. The movie gets more unbelievable from this point onwards with the third part being a PETA wet vision. Where the caution stories lead, this movie is as cautious as it can get.

Andy Serkins who plays the role of Caesar is commendable with an excellent performance of the character. However, the division of this credit between his act and the WETA digital technical staff that provided the CG characteristics to the role. Caesar is definitely a full character what being round and completely developed that convinces easily when compared to similar characters depicted with digital technologies. Franco is very creditable as a researcher even with the academic qualifications being a shade dolty. Finally, Lithgow adds some grace to an otherwise thankless character. However, all the real character comes from the dirty chimps.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer

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