I haven’t been this excited for a movie in a long time, and many reviewers on Twitter are absolutely raving about Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the first franchise entry since Tim Burton’s 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. Unfortunately, Bloody’s David Harley is putting the kibosh on my anticipation with a mixed review that basically calls the film “boring”.
“Some fun nods to past series’ entries aside, ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes‘ is a movie that uses technology instead of telling a story. The original is part of Fox’s legacy of timeless films – co-written by the master of the twist ending, Rod Serling – and they already screwed up once with Tim Burton’s gorgeous but completely forgettable remake, so it’s unfortunate that the reboot makes the same mistake. The ‘Outbreak‘ meets ‘Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes‘ plot moves along at a at a snail’s pace when there aren’t a ton of monkeys running around breaking stuff.”
You’ll find Harley’s full review at the link above. Don’t forget to return this weekend to write your own review and tell all of BD what You thought.