Rise of the Planet of the Apes- September 14th

rotpotaRise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
English- Science Fiction
Rated “PG-13”
Runtime- 105 min.
dir. Rupert Wyatt
 

Now this is a real Planet of the Apes movie/prequel/reboot flick!

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

It turns out that James Franco, masquerading as a genetic scientist, unleashed this plague upon all mankind. Just kidding, but the plot is fairly well-tuned, falling just short of achieving “epic” status.

Acting: 2/2

No all-star cast here, but it’s not needed. Franco carries the main lead, across from the unseen and unheard Andy Serkis. John Lithgow plays a glowing father character, and everyone else fills out bit parts.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

All good here.

Sound/FX: 2/2

Startling visual effects magic from the folks at Weta Digital. It’s good to see them doing well in a more “realistic” environment than the fictional world of Pandora.

Misc: 1.5/2

VERDICT: 8.5/10

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