Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD: December 13, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.31
based on 888 votes and 221 reviews
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Cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis


Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist at Gen-Sys, is trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's. When a baby chimp at the lab is orphaned, he takes him home and raises him, but this single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other—and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

Director: Rupert Wyatt
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa
Screenplay: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Official Site: ApesWillRise.com

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  • 5 stars "Definitelly the best version of planet of the apes. The message against animal testing is so strong and well done! Just like in real life, the movie shows that substances don´t work the same way on humans and on animals, even so closely related like chimps. In our reality it led to many deaths or serious damage of the people, in the movie it leads to the beginning of downfall of humans. The CGI + motion capture is amazing! No real animals were used during the making of this movie, which tells one more story against animal abuse. Must-see for animal lovers and activists. Actually not only for them."
  • 4 stars "good movie with action and a look at what happens when a caged animal's intelligence is enhanced. you don't have to have watched the old planet of the apes movie to enjoy it."
  • 1 star "This movie is garbage, anyone who states otherwise is of the same simple minded demographic that justifies the production of such horrible modern films"