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Rise of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray]


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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LWZW4W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,292 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carmella on Dec 22 2011
Format: Blu-ray
It's nice to see Hollywood producing good, quality movies. This is a classic example of how to get it right. The acting is top-notch and the story is believable. A lot of effort was put in to give this film a realistic, real-world feel. And I should also mention that the special effects are incredible.
I'm trying to avoid giving away any spoilers!
It's pretty obvious where the film is heading if you know anything about the previous Planet of the Apes films. As an origin story, this film really sets up the stage. Apes are the good guys. Humans are the very bad guys. But you knew that already!
This is a good movie for men and women. Snuggle up during this holiday season, get a lot of popcorn and enjoy one of the best films of the year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Power HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on March 3 2012
Format: Blu-ray
2011 may go down as the year of remakes, reboots, and sequels. We had Footloose, The Thing, Straw Dogs, the end of the Harry Potter series. We had great prequels such as Xmen First Class, the best of the series, and now we have Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Having seen the first POTA with Charlton Heston, the fish out of water, topsy turvy, apes rule the planet is hard to emulate and surpass from a storytelling point of view, as is the mythology of the original story, with the enlightened though cruel apes having their own spin on the evolution of the planet.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes begins the mythology, shifting west from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. Scientists have a positive intention, such as finding a cure for cancer or alzheimers, and making money in the process, yet exploiting innocent creatures to do so. When this gets out of control we have unintended consequences.

The mythology of the birth of Caesar under unusual circumstance, to a mother dosed with performance enhancing drugs parallels the birth of Moses, who would grow up to lead his people out of Egypt (San Francisco) to the promised land (Muir Woods). Human hubris, leads to the fall of humanity and the rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Following the purging of the 12, Caesar as a baby, is discovered not in the rushes but in a cage, and secretly raised by a scientist (James Franco, and his girlfriend (Freida Pinto). We know that he has extraordinary abilities, that must be kept under wraps. Nevertheless Caesar has to contend with his own instinctive nature, and acting with the intention to protect gets into serious trouble. Caesar observes, and learns from his mistakes. When we see a recurrence of a similar situation he handles it differently.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andre Farant TOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 20 2011
Format: DVD
Rise of the Planet of the Apes feels almost like a well-constructed mini-series or film trilogy condensed into a single, streamlined movie. It is part techno-thriller, part family drama, part prison movie, and part revolutionary film. On top of it all, it is also a Jurassic Park-style cautionary tale and, of course, the set up for what promises to be an entertaining franchise reboot. Most of all, though, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a movie that manages to make special effects work for the story rather than the other way around.

The plot is deceptively and predictably simple: The hunt for a cure for the Next Big Thing (in this case, the cure for Alzheimer's) leads to an unexpected Obviously Dangerous Thing (here, really smart apes).

But the plot is just the foundation upon which a well-designed, satisfying story is built. The relationships between Caesar the super ape (Andy Serkis), Will Rodman the kind but misguided scientist (James Franco), and Will's ailing father (John Lithgow), are engaging and lend the movie its emotional core.

The prison scenes are harrowing and punctuate Caesar's character arc from not-quite-human-but-pretty-damn-close to revolutionary leader for the voiceless uber-minority. These Shawshank-like scenes also serve to imbue the ape characters with humanity their keepers lack.

The escape and take-over scenes are suitably rousing, bringing to mind such films as Gladiator, Braveheart, and Cobra Verde.

It is no surprise that PETA gave the film its dubious thumbs up, given the above-mentioned Save the Animals theme. But its approval was officially given in recognition of the fact that no living breathing apes were used in the filming of the movie. At all.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Nov. 28 2011
Format: DVD
First off, I was never a fan of the franchise. I like sci-fi but always found this franchise, well- lame. What makes this movie worth watching for me is that it VERY surprisingly takes the time to develop both the human and more importantly the "ape" characters- so that when things hit the fan, you're emotionally invested. Once the action kicks in (and it does it ever kick in), it's at times ludicrous but fun. The occasional stupidity of the action scenes seem inconsequential as the simians are so well developed and even likeable, that its easy to look past. I'm still amazed at how the main chimp demands sympathy but conveys such menace at the same time. I never thought I'd say this about such a franchise, but I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.
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