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The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Ryom » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:26 am UTC

Saw it, thought it was pretty damn good. Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) played Caesar (the ape) if I heard correctly. I however, have not seen the original movie so I'm going to throw that into my netflix queue.

Short review: it's worth seeing.

As an aside, there was a pre-movie trailer that showed a clip where people only live to 25 years old and have to work to "buy time" for themselves. Anyone remember the title to that movie?

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Obby » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:05 pm UTC

I think it was titled "In Time" IIRC. That actually piqued my interest when I saw that trailer.

The movie itself was pretty good. Definitely not "best of 2011" like I see some people claiming, but it was definitely worth the price of admission. The acting was, overall, pretty solid. Though, there were a couple definite facepalm moments. Lots of pseudo-science, though, so if you're up-and-up on any kind of biology or neurology, you'll probably be rolling your eyes the whole time.
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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Glmclain » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:31 pm UTC

I realize that monkey's can sign, but I doubt they could sign to EACH OTHER, you know? Also, I thought they just signed, like, "ball." "food."

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby xkcdinspired » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:09 am UTC

I like this movie too, although I found the ending pretty cheesy...
I mean, James Franco, after all the chaos, tracking his pet ape, now the ape leader, and expected the ape to come back to the boring domestic life... No and no, why do you even bother following him there, scientist?

The ape acting is good. The human, on the other hand, I find them quite uninteresting. The story is decent, but not overtly elaborate. I think it fits well with the existing Apes Narrative.

Glmclain: about ape signing to each other:
originally, only Caesar and the ape who was in circus before could sign to each other. Then all apes in detainment got the brain boosting spray, so I wouldn't be surprised if they already figured out a way to communicate.

Ryom: yeah, I was very interested in In Time too! It looks very polished!

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Osha » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:09 pm UTC

All the humans were waaay too incompetent to make interesting antagonists for the apes.
"Hmm the immune system is fighting my virus? SOLUTION: make it overwhelm the immune system :D", and then Gensys's employee contracting the (very) experimental virus strain, and then them NOT checking up with him on a regular basis to see what's going on with that. And the supervisor, entirely for money seeking reasons, letting the protag continue experimenting when frankly he *should* be fired and never allowed in the same field again.
Or the scene on the bridge with the SWAT team. I know the scenario must have been kind of shocking, but isn't the SWAT team supposed to like... at least be able to hold fire until ordered under pressure? And the big spooky thing is super-apes pushing a bus across the road, scary yeah, but doesn't really strike me as "panic the SWAT team" material. Also they already know these apes are smart, organized, and excellent climbers but they don't even consider that they might be below or above them on the bridge? Wat.
Just felt really overly pessimistic about people in general.
And the disease spreading across the globe at the end-- okay they can find out it's source and exactly how it was made relatively easily, and they know how it spreads (this one is pretty obvious, what with all the sneezing up tons of blood). So that's already a head start on trying to find a cure / treatment / containment measures. But it's like lolnope, human engineered virus made by incompetent gene engineer wipes out humanity without ANY TROUBLE AT ALL.

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby The EGE » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:37 pm UTC

The good money says the next one is Bride of the Planet of the Apes.
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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Chuff » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:42 pm UTC

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Flumble » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:49 pm UTC

Rather than have separate topics for the rise, dawn, war and whatevs of the Planet of the Apes, I'll just add this here.

The rise was probably my favourite one considering it had the most believable story. At least in my memory; haven't seen the film for a long time.
Both the dawn and war have had ridiculous human-ape interactions that drove the story. Like every form of diplomacy had died to the virus before the start of the second film.
And the third film was ludicrous: it introduced comic relief ape due to a series of unlikely events and then introduced a total madman for a villain who somehow still had control over a small army.

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby rayadientes » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:37 am UTC

The movie isn't 100% real, in terms apes, event with the same intelligence as humans, are not able, at least in the movie to win the war.

Its supposed apes in the first movie start the war against humans, but how they win the war against 8000 millions of people.

They were like 100 hundred apes!!

There was only one battle of thermopiles, and unfortunately they lost

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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Zohar » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:16 pm UTC

rayadientes wrote:The movie isn't 100% real,

I mean yes I didn't think it was a documentary.
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Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:15 am UTC

rayadientes wrote:Its supposed apes in the first movie start the war against humans, but how they win the war against 8000 millions of people

I feel like you didn't actually watch this movie.

The apes in the first movie escape into the woods to be free from human control.

Meanwhile, a virus related to the one that made the apes smart wipes out most of humanity.

A handful of apes don't have to win a war against humans, they just need to survive to inherit the world after humanity collapses.

And yeah there's some fights between those apes and some of the surviving humans along the way, but it's not a hundred apes versus eight billion humans, it's a hundred apes versus whatever humans happen upon them, and eight billion humans versus a plague of apocalyptic proportions.
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