Released movie: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Movie Title: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: August 9, 2011

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Review:
In present day San Francisco, a scientist (Franco) looks for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by experimenting on a chimpanzee named Caesar. The development of animal intelligence brings about a war for supremacy between humans and apes.
Really we’re looking forward to James Franco’s sleepy-eyed justifications for the origins story, Andy Serkis’s motion-capture work as Caesar, and the reunion of director Rupert Wyatt and Brian Cox, who starred in Wyatt’s excellent debut, The Escapist. We’ll give this one a chance, but the number of writers who have experimented on this script is worth noting, as is the release-date juggling — first early summer, then winter, now late summer. Could be a case of fans vs. Fox — a familiar battle. For Franco, who has the longest To Do List in history, this is the kind of serious-minded entertainment that’s perfectly fits his actorly qualities. (That could be construed as a polite way of saying he’s best suited for thinky drama.) He’s also wonderfully malleable in the right director’s hands, though with Serkis, Cox, and pretty young things Freida Pinto and Tom Felton in the mix, we’re realizing this is the first big-time leading man challenge for Franco, and, yes, we hope he’s more engaging than he was as Oscar co-host …

Director and actors

Director - Rupert Wyatt

Tom Felton

John Lithgow

James Franco

Freida Pinto

David Oyelowo

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