|Look at that stern ape.|
Hey y’all welcome to The Tagline! As promised, today I will NOT be talking about a horror movie, but you will probably be sad by the time I’m done. Today I will be talking about the 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes. For those of you who remember the film Outbreak, just think of that, only also there are super intelligent primates. That is basically what’s on offer here, but I’m getting a little bit ahead of myself so let’s back it up. Rise does not exist in continuity with any other Planet of the Apes movie, instead it is an origin story independent from all the others and intended to kick off a new series of films. At the same time, the movie aims to be consistent in theme with the original movies. To compare, the director Rupert Wyatt said his aim was similar to what was done in Batman Begins. How successful was he at that? Look under the cut to find out! (OH THE SUSPENSE DON’T YOU FEEL DRAWN IN)
|Look how high he is. Sooooo high.|
|That's quite enough Draco Malfoy!|
|I don't think that van came stock like that.|
The bottom line is, I was very pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable Rise of the Planet of the Apes was. It manages to pay homage to other Planet of the Apes movies without being slavish to them, and feels fresh without straying completely from the original idea. If you have the chance, I can definitely recommend it! Just be ready to be sad. Also be ready to watch Gollum as an ape (Andy Serkis did the motion capture for Caesar too).
That's it for today! Join me next week, when I explode with bile and hate over Sophia Coppola's incredibly shitty movies!