Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)


No need to panic about this new Planet of The Apes movie folks, the producers have set out to right all the wrongs with the previous Mark Wahlberg pile of garbage from a few years ago.

An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

Rise of the Apes

The 2011 version of this ‘Ape rising’ movie will try and correct the wrongs of the previous failure led by Mark Wahlberg. Director Rupert Wyatt is trying to bring the franchise back to the basics, and he is capable of doing so.

So this is really a prequel, which is sort of cool in a way because the story was a little cloudy to be honest. A scientist (played by Franco) is experimenting on a chimpanzee (named Caesar) in order to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Caesar gets smarter from the experiments and, the little buggers go crazy.. taking over the planet with high IQ’s and power..

You know the rest…

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer


Rise of the Apes Release Date

Rise of the Apes will be released August 5, 2011.

Who’s In Rise of the Apes ?

James Franco … Will Rodman
Tom Felton
Andy Serkis … Caesar
Brian Cox
Freida Pinto … Caroline
John Lithgow
David Hewlett
Tyler Labine … Franklin

Interesting Fact

Rick Jaffa is writing the script, which is rather interesting. He wrote The Relic, and was behind The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Rupert Wyatt is the director, he did splendid work in The Escapist.

Tom Felton is doing the voice of Caesar. You’ll know Tom from his Harry Potter character ‘Draco’

What’s Good About It?

Thankfully, Tim Burton isn’t involved with this one and he can’t destroy the story twice.

What’s Bad About It?

I’ve seen the telling of this story too many times. No matter how much they dress this up, I’m not sure if I can handle another remake of this series.

Our Clever Prediction

Reserving judgment on this one.


  1. Re: Umm You are the one sounding foolish. If you can’t play nice, stay off the damn boards!

  2. john p,

    I thought Mark did well in that movie too, but, I think what everyone is commenting on is the director, Tim Burton. He has a particular and peculiar style to making movies, which did not auger well for Planet of the Apes. And it didn’t !!!

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