Movie review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Movie review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

By Destiny James Posted October 12, 2011

When I watched “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in theaters I was expecting a thrilling and adventurous film. Instead, I got a film about strength and courage, because the meaning behind it is so eventful that you seek the true meaning behind family.

It all starts off when three chimpanzees are captured in the Congo River and sent to San Francisco. For after many years they are used for scientific studies. They soon discover they may have found a cure for Alzheimer’s. Just when they thought things were going good one chimpanzee starts to act up and they end up killing it, to only realize she was protecting her young baby. That’s when Scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) steps in and takes the young chimpanzee home. He names him Caesar and raises him as his own child. He lives only inside never to go outside, but when Will Rodman’s father ends up going on a rampage due to his Alzheimer’s, Will’s neighbor is verbally and physically threatening his father. As Caesar notices, he escapes and attacks the neighbor. Eventually, Will sends him to a place where Caesar will fit in. It turns out the place is a harmful laboratory and Caeser feels threatened and escapes with all the other chimpanzees that are captured. They break out and take over the city.

This film really pulls the audience in and has you feeling the suspense of the film. Therefore this is one of the best movies of 2011 and is a must-see. So next time you get a chance sit down and watch it. You won’t regret it.

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