Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2010

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(334) IMDb 7.6/10
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An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

Starring:
James Franco, Freida Pinto
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Rupert Wyatt
Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto
Supporting actors Tom Felton, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Andy Serkis, Chelah Horsdal, David Hewlett
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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86 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Rob Payne on 21 Aug 2011
Format: Blu-ray
What a very very good film this is. In `Rise of The Planet of the Apes', English director Rupert Wyatt has a stab at doing what Tim Burton failed spectacularly to do in 2001 - resurrecting the Planet of the Apes franchise. What Wyatt has created, against all the odds, is a thoughtful, intelligent and stirring piece which provides the perfect antidote to all the silly, lacklustre `Apes' films since Franklin J. Schaffer's classic original from 1968.

The film charts the rise of Caesar, an orphaned laboratory chimp, from timid youngster to a sort of revolutionary leader of his fellow Simians. Will Rodman (James Franco) is a scientist at a pharmaceutical company researching a new drug and potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease that reverses the damage to brain tissue, tested on chimps. The effect it has on these animals is to rapidly increase intelligence to an unprecedented degree. After one of the apes goes berserk and trashes the laboratory, the drug is rejected by investors and all but one of the chimps, the baby Caesar, are killed. Will takes the chimp home with him and raises it himself but continues to use the drug on his father (John Lithgow), an Alzheimer's sufferer. Needless to say things go awry, and Caesar is taken away to a special facility where a large number of primates are held in captivity. Along the way there are various maltreatments of Caesar and his fellow chimps at the hands of sadistic humans, all of which contributes to his rise to power. Here begins the most powerful section of the movie, as Caesar gains the trust of his fellow apes and then eventually begins to command them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By WDK on 31 Aug 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Good picture quality, good sound quality, with a reasonable amount of extra guff to entertain yourself with, after the feature. Multiple formats to support whatever set-up you've got.
The film is probably second only to the original itself. Whilst I think the original's four sequels have their camp, entertaining moments, this is the first deserved sequel/prequel.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Mar 2012
Format: Blu-ray
The 1968 Planet of the Apes film remains one of my favourite of all time - and probably always will. It spawned a dodgy follow-up and three more thought-provoking (though often underrated) sequels. After the disappointment of the 2001 remake (sorry Tim, "re-imagining") I was feeling pretty sceptical about this pseudo-prequel. The truth is that this isn't a de-facto prequel to the existing series of films, instead it's the start of a fresh reboot and covers similar grounds to the "Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes [DVD]" where we see the initial stages of apes challenging the authority of man. My concerns were pretty unfounded however, this is a well-conceived and well-executed piece of cinema.

'Rise' manages to stand on its own while also recognising the '68 classic (and the subsequent films of the original franchise) through subtle references such as the Icarus Space mission, and more direct links - the most obvious being the re-use of *that* line - this time delivered by Tom 'Malfoy' Fenton who gets the privilege of yelling at a damn dirty ape. The set-up has the potential to be lazily cheesy as we see a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's, which his dad also happens to be suffering from, but instead of taking the standard, overly sentimental approach we get a well-developed story which is emotionally engaging on a mature level. The most visible break from any other 'Apes films is the use of CGI instead of prosthetics to create the chimpanzees and they are incredibly good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
Director: Rupert Wyatt.
Production Company: 20th Century Fox.
Writers: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa.
Rating: 12a.
Running time 105 minutes.
Budget: $93 million.
Box office: $481,800,873.

Bluray.
Region B/2.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1.
Number of discs: 1.
Classification: 12a.

Blu Ray Quality.
Crystal Clear 1080HD Resolution Transfer.
5.1 DTS Master Audio.
Comments.
I found this Blu ray picture to be a sharp colourful vibrant picture with stunning 5.1 DTS sound & worth upgrading or purchasing on to Blu ray.

Extras.
Deleted Scenes.
Mythology Of The Apes.
The Genius Of Andy Serkis.
Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries.
Scene Breakdown.
Audio Commentaries.
The Great Apes.
Concept Art.
Composing The Score With Patrick Doyle.

Cast.
Andy Serkis as Caesar.
James Franco as Dr. Will Rodman.
Freida Pinto as Caroline Aranha.
John Lithgow as Charles Rodman.
Brian Cox as John Landon.
Tom Felton as Dodge Landon.
David Oyelowo as Steven Jacobs.
Tyler Labine as Robert Franklin.
Jamie Harris as Rodney.
Ty Olsson as Chief John Hamil.
David Hewlett as Douglas Hunsiker.
Karin Konoval as Maurice/Court Clerk.

Trivia.
1)Rise of the Planet of the Apes was an early title for Battle for the Planet of the Apes.
2)Writers Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa credit their son Joe with the idea of the "supplicating gesture" Caesar & the other apes use to establish authority.
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