Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Summary: What happens when apes outsmart humans? Following the Ape, Caesar’s 8 years, you find  how he changes from cute baby to intelligent ape to violent simian. After a violent outburst, Caesar is transported to a sanctuary and mistreated. Then he Rises and the action really begins!!!

Genre: Sci-Fi. What can a cure for Alzheimer’s do to chimps?  Thriller. These are apes. Not monkeys.

Gore Level:   In one scene, Caesar bites off a man’s finger and you see the blood. The entire movie is very dark and scary; One man is electrocuted.

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4. Not a violent movie, but as the motto says ‘Evolution becomes Revolution.’

Character List: Will Rodman (James Franco) is trying hard to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Caroline Aranha (Freida Pinto) is a vet who helps Will care for Caesar. Charles Rodman (John Lithgow) is Will’s father and  Will’s  inspiration to find a cure. John Landon (Brian Cox) is the owner of the ape sanctuary. Dodge Landon (Tom Felton) is the bully of a zookeeper.  Franklin (Tyler Labine) is a chimp handler who gets infected. Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the extremely smart ape. Hunsiker (David Hewlett) is their neighbor.

CAUTION: SPOILER AHEAD

Plot: Bright Eyes was tested with A-112, the supposed cure for many brain diseases. After passing many tests, she had proven the chimp tests to be a success. But on the day she was going to be presented to the board, she went crazy and was killed. Franklin realizes she was only  being protective of her new baby, Caesar. Will brings little Caesar home and realizes he has the A-112 in his genes. He gives a dose to Charles, his father, and he is cured over night.

3 years pass. Caesar is becoming increasing smarter, so Will teaches him sign language. Caesar gets injured and is taken to Caroline. Charles, Will, Caroline, and  Caesar go to Muir woods.

5 years pass. Charles Alzheimer’s gets worse and fights off the A-112. Will realizes he needs to make a more aggressive cure. A-113. This works on chimps but kills Franklin after he is exposed. Charles crashes Hunsiker’s car and Hunsiker yells at Charles. Caesar sees this as attacking and bites off Hunsikers finger. He sent to chimp sanctuary immediately gets bullied by other apes and Dodge. He steals a knife from one of dodges friends, releases the gorilla and gains the respect of the main chimp. He goes to Will and Caroline’s house and takes some A-113. He infects all the chimps and they escape, takeover San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and take Muir woods.

Franklin had sneezed on Hunsiker, A pilot, and the disease spreads around the world. Making Earth The Planet of the Apes