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.