- Format: Blu-ray
- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region A/1
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Average Customer Review: 66 customer reviews
- ASIN: B004LWZW4W
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,847 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray]
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A galaxy's worth of nihilism buried under a '70s Velveeta topping, the Planet of the Apes series stands today as a dark marvel of pop cinema, a group of wildly variable films that combine to form a giant inescapable kiss-off to the human race. (That said message was able to withstand such distractions as ever-cheapening makeup and Charlton Heston loudly pounding sand makes its achievements even more impressive, really.) Boasting a keen awareness of its predecessors' particular charms and a gem of a central CGI performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes makes for a rather miraculous summer movie: a big-budget special effects extravaganza that also delivers a killer backhand. Sort of redoing 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the film follows the events set in motion when a bereaved scientist (James Franco) attempts to create a cure for Alzheimer's, resulting in a supernaturally intelligent chimp named Caesar. The old bit about science tampering in God's domain quickly applies. Director Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) displays an admirable sense of pacing, deftly levying the escalating action scenes with small character moments from the likes of John Lithgow and Brian Cox. That said, the film belongs to Caesar, whose path from wide-eyed innocent to reluctant revolutionary generates the ironic pulp empathy that gave the original series such a kick. Watching the climactic confrontation on the Golden Gate Bridge, it's distressingly easy to figure out which side to root for. Chuck Heston would no doubt grit his teeth in approval. Note: Those skeptical that this revamp could wholly retain the original's doomy backbeat would do well to stick around during the end credits. --Andrew Wright --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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Although the concept is a tad far fetched, it's never too far away in our memory where drugs tested on animals may get them to become smarter than us... this is just taken one step further and makes me hopeful for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next summer, as it sets the table nicely with amazing special effects, even though my biggest concern was James Franco who couldn't really pull off the "scientist" part of his role, much like I couldn't get around Liv Tyler in "Incredible Hulk".
As far as special features go, there isn't too much, but for the 75 or so minutes, it's worthy to take a look at parts of the production and deleted scenes as well as the usual EPK interviews.
Reboots are a new trend and it doesn't seem to diminish... and "Rise" is a reboot worth watching.
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