Monday, August 8, 2011

Rise of Planet of the Apes - Movie Review Monday

Loved it. I asked my kids to go but one said, "A remake of a remake..." But, I didn't care. I thought all the Planet of the Apes shows were at least entertaining. Of course, I never did see the "original" remake of Planet of the Apes in 2001.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was sort of a Frankenstein movie but even better. I loved the concept of the ALZ-112 being designed to help Alzheimer's patients and Will's dad brought the emotional aspect that these stories need to the screen and even made the purpose of developing the "medication" reasonable and understandable.

Overall, it was a very entertaining story; however, I didn't like how Cesar was willing to leave his "Dad" behind.

But, I thought the CG was really well done and amazing. All-in-all, it was a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

I remember all the old Planet of the Apes shows. Growing up I loved Charlton Heston and the stories of the Apes ruling the world.


David Batista said...

It's not really a remake of a remake, since the 2001 movie was a remake of the original Apes film, whereas "Rise" is a remake of the 5th movie in the original series, which was titled "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes."

So, to recount: Tim Burton's movie was remaking the 1st Apes film, while this new movie is a remake of the 5th Apes film. The 5th film was always meant to be a prequel to the original starring Charlton Heston.

Watching "Rise," you would have noticed a few set-ups that will eventually lead to the first movie--e.g., the manned space mission to Mars and then, later, news that the shuttle had become "lost in space." These are the astronauts who will return to Earth eventually, only to find it overrun with apes and most of the human population decimated by disease.

Nifty movie, indeed. I liked it a lot! :)

Kim Kasch said...

I was not such a buff as you David but glad you liked it too :)

Kelly said...

Can you believe I have never seen a Planet of the Apes movie???
But if I did, it would be this one!

Kim Kasch said...

Kelly: I can't believe it. You should really go see it.