Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2011 • 104 minutes
4.4
8.86K reviews
82%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a revolution; an action-packed epic featuring stunning visual effects and creatures unlike anything ever seen before. At the story's heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator (James Franco), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned. Seeking justice, Caesar assembles a simian army and escapes -- putting man and primate on a collision course that could change the planet forever.
Rating
PG-13
4.4
8.86K reviews
Trina Valencia
August 4, 2014
OMG THIS MOVIE WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER. MY MOM AND I USE TO WATCH THE ORIGINAL PLANET OF THE APES BACK IN THE DAY A LOT GOD REST HER SOUL. PLANET OF THE APES WAS THE ALL TIME FAVORITE SO TWO THUMBS UP TO THE WRITERS AND PRODUCERS ON THIS MOVIE. SO FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THIS ONE YET YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT YOU WON'T REGRET IT. I HAVEN'T GOT AROUND TO SEEING THE SECOND ONE YET BUT YOU BEST BELIEVE THAT I WILL. AND CAN YOU BELIEVE BEFORE THEY CAME OUT WITH THIS ONE I WAS SEARCHING FOR THE ORIGINAL ONE ON NETFLIX AND HULU PLUS AND COULDN'T FIND IT BUMMER.
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Mike Williamson
August 17, 2014
The special effects are amazing, so believable you tend to forget about them. As sci-fi, the plot is believable, insofar as if you buy into the magic drug, the rest follows logically. But yet there was no one I was rooting for, there was a dad with Alzheimer's that just sort of dropped out of the picture, and no sense of theme or moral. The main character, the scientist, was someone you were supposed to sympathize with, but yet he caused so much chaos and showed no remorse. I guess because of the original planet of the apes, I was hoping for themes and morals. But it was just another action blockbuster. Oh well...
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A Google user
July 13, 2017
Even though this may not be real people so what as I'm reading through some of the comments my gosh, you can't tell me this isn't still a great movie. I'm sorry but I'm not normally into these types of movies at all but I've watched it not once not twice but at least 4 or 5 times and I still love it everytime I watch it and I also cry in a few parts. Lol I think this is definitely worth watching but hey you're loss if not. Now don't get me wrong I am 100% against the whole testing on apes in the movies whether that part is fake or not I have no idea if not I'm not ok with that.
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