Poster for the movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Caesar was the star of this pic, being fully anthropomorphised from his early days as a baby chimp to a full-grown chimpanzee. The story elements were generally well implemented, with SFX blending well. One or two elements felt underdeveloped, or simply re-used from stock sci-fi staples (the lab, the infection, etc), and at one point you have to wonder where all the simians came from. A good origin tale nonetheless.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

20111 h 45 min

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Director Rupert Wyatt
Runtime 1 h 45 min
Release Date 3 August 2011
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine, Jamie Harris, Ty Olsson, David Hewlett, Chelah Horsdal, Jesse Reid, Joey Roche, Madison Bell, Makena Joy, B.J. Harrison, Mattie Hawkinson, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings, Christopher Gordon, Devyn Dalton, Jay Caputo, Leah Gibson, Tracy Spiridakos, Chris Shields, Lauren Watson