Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
October 18, 2022 6:39 AM - Subscribe

Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes will cure his father's (John Lithgow) Alzheimer's disease. After his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will's drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, and Will decides to continue his experiments secretly. But as Caesar's intellect and abilities grow, he comes to represent a threat to man's dominion over Earth.

Also starring Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Hewlett, Tyler Labine, David Oyelowo.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver. Loosely inspired by the original novel Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle and the original screenplay Conquest of the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn.

82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Starz. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
The 21st century reboot skips the trial and the Statue of Liberty and starts off with the ape revolution.

Well-made and enjoyable.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:41 AM on October 18, 2022

It is ABSOLUTELY INSANE that Andy Serkis hasn't won an Oscar for acting yet.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:54 AM on October 19, 2022 [2 favorites]

(It's also kind of weird that he wasn't credited in this post?)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:54 AM on October 19, 2022 [1 favorite]

That was an oversight. He should have been in the initial blurb. Huge Andy Serkis fan.

Speaking of which, watch for my next post...
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:04 AM on October 19, 2022

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