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Old 02-07-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I agree with you on this one...

I think realistically, the population would of had to be far more weakend in order for the revolt to occur...if we can hunt down Al Quida and the Taliban...I'm sure law enforcement would of easily tracked down and wiped out the escaped apes...very easily...they would not have just let the apes escape to the red wood and forget all about it...
I think humans would just track them down and hand out a few bibles and small pox-infested blankets. That would do the trick.


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Old 02-07-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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I just saw this on bluray and enjoyed it. I liked some of the inside references to the original Planet of the Apes. Here are some I caught:

Caesar's mother is called "bright eyes" which is the nickname given to Charlton Heston character Taylor by the ape scientist Zira in the original movie.

The orangutan is called Maurice and the in the original movie the orangutan Dr Zaius is played by the actor Maurice Evans.

There's a scene where stupid assistant at the ape compound shoots a water hose at Caesar in the cage. The exact same scene happens to Taylor in the original movie.

As the apes go berzerk in the cages, the stupid assistant is heard yelling "it's a madhouse, a madhouse". Charlton Heston's Taylor yells the same thing in the cage in the original.

Wasn't the "stupid assistant" the guy who played the arrogant blond kid from the Harry Potter movies?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Wasn't the "stupid assistant" the guy who played the arrogant blond kid from the Harry Potter movies?
Good eye! I didn't notice that until I looked it up on the internet movie database. Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter is the same at Dodge Landon, the stupid assistant, in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The actor's name is Tom Felton.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter is the same at Dodge Landon, the stupid assistant, in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Which is also an homage to the original movie. The two astronauts who accompanied Taylor in the first third of the movie were named Dodge and Landon.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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I was a huge fan of the original Apes films since I first saw them as a kid on Network TV back in the '80's, so I was really looking forward to Rise of the Planet of the Apes before it came out in August 2011. And, I was not disappointed - this was an amazing film, and my favorite all-time Apes film!:

- Great beginning, i.e. the capture of the Apes in the remote jungle - and it was very ironic that, in a sense, the beginning of the end for humanity started in a place far from civilization.

- The CGI on the Apes was truly incredible - amazingly real movement & expressions - You really felt these were actual creatures, and not something created by/in a Computer. And, as I mentioned, the CGI re: the Apes in the film was far, far superior to the CGI creatures/characters I've seen in any other film, period. Caesar obviously stole the show, but the other Apes in the film were amazing as well, including the main Gorilla, the Orangatang, and the creepy-looking scarred Chimpanzee.

- I was very impressed by the progression of Caesar from cute Chimp to the much more menacing adult Ape - the passage of time when he was climbing the tree in the forest was particularly effective; and, the later scene when he turned around and suddenly growled at the barking dog was both shocking & chilling, since you didn't see it coming.

- The scientific explanation as to how the Apes became intelligent was very well-thought out and, from a fictional movie standpoint, completely plausible IMHO. The idea that Caesar was the most intelligent since his mother had been injected with the toxin?! and he had been born with it already in his bloodstream made perfect sense. And, the later scene when he exposed the rest of the Apes in the compound was plausible also, given the idea that the toxin/virus was also shown to be airborne. (Note that in all of the previous Apes films, there was no reason given as to how/why the Apes became intelligent - see one of my previous posts for more detail on this).

- I liked how Caesar was at first bullied by the Apes in the compound until he later asserted himself - this established him as a leader & led to leading the Apes to freedom.

- The sadistic worker at the compound was great as the guy you love to hate, and his death was classic. I felt his "Take your Stinking Paws off me..." line was very effective, and was a nice homage to the original film.

- The "NO!" said by Caesar was a great jolt, since you weren't expecting this - very well-done.

- The battle sequence at the end in the city streets and on the bridge were very well-done and plausible. I was not expecting a full-blown military-type battle with tanks & heavy machine guns against the Apes, so this small-scale battle made perfect sense in the context of what would probably happen if a group of 20-50?! Apes escaped from a zoo/compound; The authorities would first try to contain this with the local police force/SWAT teams before calling in the military. The sequence when the Apes used the bus as a shield was excellent - their new intelligence really showed through here.

- I enjoyed the scene when Caesar came riding through the smoke on the horse (on the bridge) - very effective & unexpected. I'm guessing this was an homage to the original film(s) as well.

- I liked how Caesar was a nuanced character - he was not depicted as being completely vicious & violent, since he showed remorse when he bit the finger of the jerk neighbor, and he also kept the gorilla from taking out the SWAT team member. Yet, the character was not always compassionate either, since he let the head of the research facility die when the helicopter fell off the bridge. I kind of saw him as someone who ended up being forced to do what he did, i.e. fight back when cornered & eventually lead his people to freedom, even though they had to fight to get there.

- The scene when the gorilla jumped at the helicopter was great (even though you knew this was coming from the trailer).

- I enjoyed the scene when the infected lab worker sneezed all over the jerk neighbor- it couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy!

- The virus that made the Apes intelligent & which also kills off a lot of humans (the results of which are seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) was a very good plot-point, and made perfect sense in the context of the film itself; it made the eventual downfall of man & the eventual take-over of by Apes much more plausible. I.e., if the virus is already starting to take effect at the time of the Apes' escape, it will already have started spreading at this point, & humanity will soon be dealing with this horror rather than worrying about the group of Apes living in the forest. And, when the humans are dead/dying, the Apes will eventually take over.

- Going along with the above, I also saw this toxin/virus as a classic case of "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"- the scientist (Franco) had completely altruistic reasons for making this substance, i.e. to treat Alzheimer's patients and give them back their quality of life. However, the head of the research facility where the scientists worked was primarily interested in the bottom line (i.e., $), and this ultimately led to humanity's downfall.

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Old 08-15-2015, 10:42 PM
 
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Usually I hate remakes, but these ones I don't mind at all. I'll definitely go see it. I really liked the last one, but then again I'll see pretty much anything with Keri Russell in it I still prefer the original Charlton Heston film though.
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