Monday, 15 August 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review (Updated)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: 4th August 2011 - Australia

Production Companies
20th Century Fox
Chermin Entertainment
Dune Entertainment
Big Screen Productions
Ingenious Film Partners

20th Century Fox Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 105 minutes

Budget: $93,000,000

Box Office Gross: $481,800,873

Plot Summary
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.


The Humans
James Franco - Will Rodman
Freida Pinto - Caroline Aranha
John Lithgow - Charles Rodman
Brian Cox - John Landon
Tom Felton - Dodge Landon
David Oyelowo - Steven Jacobs
Tyler Labine - Robert Franklin
David Hewlett - Hunsiker 

The Apes
Andy Serkis - Caesar 
Karin Konoval - Maurice
Terry Notary - Rocket/Bright 
Richard Ridings - Buck
Christopher Gordon - Koba

Director - Rupert Wyatt
Based on Novel & Suggested
Concept "La Planete des
Singes" - Pierre Boulle
Writers/Producers - Rick Jaffa
& Amanda Silver
Producers - Peter Chermin &
Dylan Clark
Cinematography - Andrew Lesnie
Film Editors - Conrad Buff V &
Mark Goldblatt
Senior Visual Effects
Supervisor - Joe Letteri
Visual Effects Supervisor - Dan Lemmon
Visual Effects Supervisors: Weta Digital -
Erik Winquist & R. Christopher White
Animation Supervisors: Weta Digital -
Daniel Barrett & Eric Reynolds
Motion Capture Supervisor - Dejan Momcilovic
Movement Choreographer/Stunt Coordinator -
Terry Notary
Music - Patrick Doyle

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES was an exciting prequel/reboot of the franchise with a story-line movie-goers will appreciate and long live to remember. Not only did this film contain many scenes of full throttle action, but it has the motion capture technology which is used to convey the portrayal of the crazy apes resulting from the experimentation undertaken by Caesar. Andy Serkis was the perfect representation of a performer who is willing to go ape as the aforementioned simian. I felt that he done the same way that he did with Gollum on LORD OF THE RINGS and is very remarkable to what he does to Caesar is doing what apes do in their movements and expressions. It is also a career-defining choice for Tom Felton as he moves over from being Draco in the now recently ended HARRY POTTER trilogy as one of the humans into the first and new PLANET OF THE APES movie. 

I thought that RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES was good, but it's actually a great movie for the Apes fans and is left open for a sequel which keeps them waiting in the future. 

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good movie it would be cool if in the movie trailer the apes karate chopped the humans