So yet another Planet of the Apes movie, WAIT, before you walk away please understand Tim Burton didn't have any hand in this movie! Ok, now that you have sat back down let me tell you a little about it.
If you are a big fan of the old movies then you just may hate this movie, but you may also give it your approval, as I have. We don't need to discuss Tim Burton's pile of crap, it doesn't count, shouldn't have been made, and is one of the funniest movies ever made, I feel bad enough even having to mention it. Seriously Tim Burton, when is the last time you made a movie that did well at the box office??? Don't start saying stuff about willy wonka or alice in wonder land, they flopped even if you did like them.
SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO DIDNT SEE THE ORIGINAL MOVIES...
So the Rise of the Planet of the Apes is technically a prequel to the 1960's movies. In it, we learn how the Apes will someday take over earth. What we know from the old movies is that one day apes will become our new favorite pet and then our new favorite slaves until one fateful day one of the apes will speak a word, the word, "no." The new movie held true to this little fact, and I was expecting it throughout the movie, however they put a twist of the whole pet story.
In the movie we are testing drugs on apes to see if we can get the brain to develop cells and repair itself, thus having a cure for such things as Alzheimer's. Not only do the apes show an increase in brain cell repair, they show a massive gain in intelligence. This is the problem for the humans. The first story had Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar, already being able to speak, as the main ape that led the revolt against the humans.
One such ape, Caesar, which may sound familiar to us because it was the character played by Roddy Mcdowall in the early 70's, is an ape that was born to another ape that showed improvements. Hidden by the doctor at his home, Caesar grows and develops intelligence that far surpasses normal apes. You can figure out the rest from here.
This was a good movie, as good as the original? Well to be fair it isn't a remake and it isn't an addition to the story, its more like a prequel to the idea of the movie. But it definitely is worth a watch. At the end of the day it has many monkeys going crazy and smashing stuff with their patented chimp yells, and isn't that worth it right there people?? Maybe and maybe not but thats my two cents.