Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

12 Jan 12

Best sequel / prequel / reimagining of the year!

Ok, I admit I had low (and I mean LOW) expectations following Tim Burton's debacle - "reimagining" Rod Serling's classic 'Planet of the apes' as... er... well, sh*t. Boy did I enjoy being wrong! Great script, lovely references to Serling's original movie (although nobody's yet to actually make the original written version into a movie - ape flying machines and all!) There's no great acting (although John Lithgow is excellent) - but the WETA-provided CGI is superb - so good are they thatcombined with the great script, the film delivers a fun, thought-provoking, action-packed ape-fest. Best popcorn muncher of 2011... by far!