Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

DVD - 2011
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During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.
Publisher: [California] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Rise

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 03, 2017

Rise of the Planet of the Apes has some life to it as an action film, but every time anyone opens their mouth, man or beast, you'll feel like someone figured out a way to sneak in groundbreaking CGI into your middle schooler's class play. James Franco can't act either.

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sunshine23
Jul 31, 2017

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of the best of the Planet of the Apes movies. It was thought provoking in how it makes us look at our moral codes and attitudes towards animal testing. What I liked the most was the development of characters, in particular Ceasar. All his emotions are captured on his facial expressions from happiness, guilt, sadness, anger, to compassion. Andy Serkis is such a brillant actor. I've seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes at the theatre when it first came out. It was definitely worth seeing it again on DVD.

Wow! This is a fantastic science-fiction adventure movie and a new beginning for the Planet of the Apes franchise. Cool, well-written story that engages the audience completely. The acting is fine, particularly the apes. The effects are incredible but bringing in the subtleties of the motion-capture actors (as apes) is truly stunning.

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nparrish
Sep 13, 2016

I hate most movies & expected to hate this, but was surprised. Some of the writing was unusually original & thought-provoking. Some was cliche, & some parts were stupid...Such as the bus that blocks bullets. But overall I enjoyed it.

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uugene
Apr 02, 2016

I feel like them.

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charmingsonata
Aug 16, 2015

Gets a little silly on the end on the Golden Gate Bridge, but great characters that you actually care about.

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ScorchingSun
Nov 29, 2014

Every time I watch a faithful reboot of an older classic, I tend to ask "why?" Are they too chicken to try something new?
This series debut is not bad, but why not go all out and do something wild and crazy, a surprise shocker that'll blow an audience out of their seats? Instead of a safe, mildly-tweaked script?

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Cameronj86
Oct 02, 2014

Surprisingly well-written. The story progresses nicely and enough insight is given as to why the Apes act as they do. They aren't a random species hell-bent on world domination 'just because' for example. Good acting and a good plot.

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Ashan22
Jul 21, 2014

10 years after the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, 2011 had a reboot of the franchise after Tim Burton's failure on remaking the film, so we see the reboot called Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with a similar premise of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, but not a direct remake to it. The storyline starts off when scientist Will Rodman tests out a drug called ALZ-112 on chimpanzees so he could try to find cure to end diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease on his father. When he tries it on a chimp named Bright Eyes, which increases her intelligience, but when she is forced to come out of her cage, she goes on a rampage and she is killed, so that she could protect her newborn baby. This causes Will to take care of the chimp, and he names him "Caesar". As time passes by, Caesar becomes peaceful to our kind, until he ends up in an ape sanctuary and he works together with other apes to escape and wreck havoc in the streets of San Francisco. Afterwards, Caesar says that he is home in the Muir Woods, but unbeknownst to them, a plague has started that is so deadly, many, many people die but there is hope, as this is not the end. Overall, Rise of the Planet of the Apes has some life to it as an action film, but every time anyone opens their mouth, man or beast, you'll feel like someone figured out a way to sneak in groundbreaking CGI into your middle schooler's class play, although unlike the original previous films, where it is destroyed by humanity, Rise ends with a plague called ALZ-113 was caused by Franklin, who spreads it to Will's neighbour, Douglas Hunsiker, and later, billions and billions of people, but this is not the end. Therefore, I think this explains the origins of how the Planet of the Apes will be formed modernly through each film, as the apes will become intelligent like us, but for humanity, we have to survive for everything.

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akirakato
Jun 10, 2014

This is a 2011 American science fiction film, which looks like 20th Century Fox's reboot of the Planet of the Apes series.
Apparently it is intended to act as an origin story for a new series of films.
So, you would naturally feel that the problem isn't solved at all after viewing it.
A big question remains.
What will happen to those intelligent apes?
Although it resembles "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)," it is not a direct remake of that film.
Visual effects are fascinating!
If you love visual effects, you should watch the special features.
The DVD includes two special features: 1) Mythology of the Apes and 2) The Genius of Andy Serkis, whose performance as Caesar is superb and earned him many nominations from many associations which do not usually recognize performance capture as traditional acting.

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BloomFree
Sep 15, 2014

BloomFree thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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DFX
Aug 01, 2013

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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luie1996
Apr 02, 2013

luie1996 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Nov 20, 2012

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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mysccl
Jul 10, 2012

mysccl thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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gerieowens
Mar 17, 2012

gerieowens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 70

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22950006357453
Nov 10, 2013

Sexual Content: you see james francos penis

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Sexual Content: you see a boyfrend and girlfrend in bed together

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Other: you will enjoy this movie

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: apes attacking people

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Violence: mild violence nothing a 10 year old cant handle

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jimg2000
Oct 31, 2013

Robert Franklin: Mr. Jacobs, please! I am begging you, don't do this!

Steven Jacobs: It would cost a small fortune to run lab test on all those chimps that would tell me what I already know! That they are contaminated!

Robert Franklin: Please, Mr. Jacobs! Lives are at stake! These are animals with personalities, with attachments!

Steven Jacobs: Attachments?

Robert Franklin: Yes.

Steven Jacobs: I run a business, not a petting zoo. Find the most cost-effective way to put those apes down!

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Green_Raccoon
May 05, 2012

Dodge: Get your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!
Caesar: NO!

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hannibalthegreat
Mar 11, 2012

ceasear the geneticly enhanced ape ''NO!!!!!''

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Monolith
Feb 25, 2012

Dodge Landon (& Charlton Heston in '68 original): "Get your stinking paws off me YOU DAMNED DIRTY APE!!"

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Monolith
Feb 25, 2012

Dr. Caroline Aranha: (referencing genetic engineering) "Some things aren't meant to be changed. You need to accept that."

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mysccl
Jul 10, 2012

pet ape's adventueres when it gets to meet other prisoned apes.

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