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.