When this was announced, I wasn't particularly excited with the concept. I mean, really? A movie where almost all of us knows the ending? It's practically written in the title so you know what to expect. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And the tagline states: Evolution becomes Revolution. Basic math na lang yan and context clues, ohhh me know math!! hooh hooh haah haah! me likey.
Was I surprised when I watched this film and found myself engaged in one of the best movies so far this year.
First of all, coming in the theater, I was assuming that the apes will play an antagonistic role in the film with the humans fighting a losing battle until the conclusion that leads to, well, the rise of the planet of the apes (pucha ang haba talaga) only to find out that I'm wrong and that the film basically revolves around one particular ape: Caesar.
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Then it became pretty clear that this movie is not a film on an epic scale of wars between humans and apes, it's about one ape's evolution from being a child into a full grown adult capable of making his own decisions. The film was pretty clear in showing what the motives of each characters were when they're making decisions. Caesar, as you may have guessed you genius you, actually starts the revolution part of the film. However, they are not revolting against all of humanity per se, just the mistreatment that they were all suffering under Draco Malfoy (Tome Felton), William Stryker (Brian Cox), and some of the scientists, etc.
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The writing is superb as well. Not expecting much when I entered but maaan, the story was intelligently written as far as I've seen. And the scenes actually has emotional weight to them even if they're dominated by the apes.
Overall, I'd say a 4.5 out of 5.
launch of a spacecraft shown on t.v. could be the ship in the original film.
the end credits was a wonderful resolution on how the planet of the apes came to be. watch it.