Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

04 Sep 11

Grabs you from start to finish.

As a world cinema afficionado, going to mainstream movies is often disappointing, but for once I was satisfied and entertained throughout. Exceptional special effects in every way, a plausible enough storyline, along with the emotional depth to draw me in and keep me there. Enjoyed John Lithgow's magic with a smallish part. I loved the cute references to the earlier movies, sort of an insider's club, and felt this offering did justice to them in formulating the story of how it all began.
A bit spotty plotwise here and there, but still a great bit of escapism, and I can't wait to see the next installment, I'm sure it will happen.