|release date||August 5 2011|
|studio||20th Century Fox|
|writer||Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver|
|starring||James Franco, John Lithgow, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Tom Felton|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisDescribed as an origin story, "Apes" is set in present day San Francisco and deals with the aftermath of man's experiments with genetic engineering that lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Franco will play a driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes.
In what should be a heartwretching moment, Caesar (Andy Serkis) cradles a dying simian in his arms as he takes his final breath. The motion-capture technology that James Cameron used to wow audiences with in Avatar picks up all the subtle nuances and emotions of his face while allowing the character to have fluid, natural movement. But, instead of doing something daring in this parable of racial injustice, we’re given cliché moments to demonstrate how far WETA has come with their tech. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is pretty as all get out and the climax involves some great, silly fun, but director Rupert Wyatt seems more concerned with showing off his shiny toys than doing something remarkable with them. …Read More