Escape to the Movies: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Onyx Oblivion:
I'll skip it. Never been an Apes fan. Glad to hear it doesn't suck, though. Good news for fans.

The first Planet of the Apes movie was a little pretentious, and the direct sequel was a steaming pile. I can literally sum it up in one sentence:

Heston escapes from the apes, finds a cult of mutated super-humans who worship a nuke, which then blows up and destroys the world. There, I saved you two hours of crap.

As for this movie, it seems to be based off of the twist ending from the Mark Wahlberg Planet of the Apes movie.

Akiraacecombat:
Gorilla beating up an helicopter, interesting premise.

A convenient low flying helicompter! I could do that. Now a gorilla versus a helicopter 500 metres above it pelting with bullets. Now theirs an interesting situation. Gorilla fail.

The whole thing kinda tests my suspension of disbelief. I mean, monkeys, really? I don't care if they're super intelligent. I don't care if they're armed. WE would be able to subdue f*cking monkeys. Unless all that money we're giving to the defense department is all for naught.

I had no idea that the ending of Planet of the Apes was considered an OK spoiler. I had it spoiled a few months ago by a podcast when the trailer for this movie was released, which got me pretty annoyed but since then I've heard it both left and right from pretty much everywhere. I should probably give that original movie a watch...

Mezmer:
The whole thing kinda tests my suspension of disbelief. I mean, monkeys, really? I don't care if they're super intelligent. I don't care if they're armed. WE would be able to subdue f*cking monkeys. Unless all that money we're giving to the defense department is all for naught.

Just roll with it. It started with a silly premise, so explaining the premise will be inherently silly.

Also they are the heroes of the story, and if we've learned anything from Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, every Saturday morning cartoon, every Friday afternoon cartoon, every cartoon ever, and while we're at it every movie ever, and every video game that is on easy, that the heroes have a magic force field that makes bullets buzz by them.

Franko looked like a robot built to imitate human emotion that wasn't quite out of beta yet, that's all I have to say about that. It was an alright movie, but not quite what bob puts it out to be, and don't get me wrong, I and Bob normally agree on films.

I don't want to go see it until someone explains to me how a small group of poorly armed apes other throws humanity.

Like, just the premise that a few hundred chimps with spears beat police and military units armed with automatic weapons breaks the movie for me.

Littaly:
I had no idea that the ending of Planet of the Apes was considered an OK spoiler. I had it spoiled a few months ago by a podcast when the trailer for this movie was released, which got me pretty annoyed but since then I've heard it both left and right from pretty much everywhere. I should probably give that original movie a watch...

I don't think revealing the end of a movie that's 43 years old can count as a spoiler anymore.

I can suspend my disbelief to a point.
Super intelligent chimp - sure no problem.
An army of chimps and gorillas appearing from nowhere and overwhelming us - not so fucking much!
Does that smoke grenade thingy as well as bestowing intelligence also create 100 instant clones?
If they had stuck to the original premise, where they apes and chimps were basically servants, so there was a reason for them to innumerable then it's plausible.
Hell, even if you emptied every zoo and research lab in any city I doubt you'd get the numbers shown in the clip.
How is it explained the sudden increase in their numbers in the film? Oh wait!, I'll bet it's not, it just happens :((

unacomn:
Someone once mentioned this, why don't they just shoot the monkeys? With like, bullets? This is more or less why some species of apes are going extinct.

Don't you know? Being smart makes you immune to bullets

OT: Ehh, I might give this one a rental if nothing else.

Malfoy is in this movie?? Interesting how I didn't know until know.

I've always thought that the very idea of humanity being taken over by monkeys is much scarier than, say, the same thing but with robots, aliens, or alien robots. I guess it has to do with the fact that they are not very different from us at a genetic level, but they still have a rather large and dangerous primal instinct. Not that different from us, but it's understood.

I'm still not sure about the whole "because we suck" thing as enough motivation for the apes to rise up. On the one hand, it's pretty much true, but it still sounds like a bit of lazy writing.

Simian super intelligence aside, is anyone else not just immediately turned off from this movie by the sheer implausibility of the entire thing? Not only is the science behind the Altimeters mega brain serum softer than a pedophile's dick in a retirement home, but as far as I can tell, the pinnacle of primate weaponry is a freaking spear. I mean, yeah, the local police force is going to be flabbergasted at first, and the city where they first strike is going to get steamrolled, but are you trying to tell me that by the end of this the entire might of the world's standing armies can't contend with a legion of monkeys maybe a few thousand strong? Because frankly, that's ape-shit bananas. Pun intended.

As a stand alone this movie would proberly be a whole lot more appealing to me but the simple fact that a few dozen super smart apes armed with spears some how completly over throw humanity seems dumb... and please dont automatically jump to the "but its a movie about super monkeys" argument because im guessing they have tactical nuclear strikes in this world. No amount of brain power is going to stop that.

Im still going to see it, im a animal lover so any excuse to see super apes beating on dick heads!

summerof2010:
Simian super intelligence aside, is anyone else not just immediately turned off from this movie by the sheer implausibility of the entire thing? Not only is the science behind the Altimeters mega brain serum softer than a pedophile's dick in a retirement home, but as far as I can tell, the pinnacle of primate weaponry is a freaking spear. I mean, yeah, the local police force is going to be flabbergasted at first, and the city where they first strike is going to get steamrolled, but are you trying to tell me that by the end of this the entire might of the world's standing armies can't contend with a legion of monkeys maybe a few thousand strong? Because frankly, that's ape-shit bananas. Pun intended.

I basically said that minutes after you. Im all for the Sci-fi aspects (I love fantasy and sci-fi) but spears, REALLY!? I hope Ceaser pulls some serious genocide, like a new strain of small pox.

After the extreme praise he gave Captain America, I really don't think I can follow Bob's opinion much anymore.

I really hope Andy Serkis isnt going to play mo-capped monkeys for the rest of his career.

So the serum or whatever makes monkeys smart enough to rebel. Does this mean it's good enough to make humans smarter than the monkeys? Also what sort of use is intelligence all on it's own. I would think the core moral values of a primate are much different than a humans and even in intelligence the execution would still probably be very prone to primal instinctive motivations. Maybe that's why they were throwing spears and attacking helicopters with bare hands rather than picking up human weapons and using them unless that happened and they just didn't show it in the trailers although the idea of them turning down the chance to show a monkey with a gun is sillier than the movie's actual premise.

Also do they lose? Come on. they have to lose. They can't win that fight. Seriously. they aren't cockroaches heck they aren't cats or rats or any other creature with a high reproduction rate. They are monkeys. The world is filled with humans so they would really get there butt kicked. and I don't know how they would get the situation to spread to monkeys. Also what about all the other monkey breeds? I don't remember the old movies very well but they were chimpanzees which didn't make sense to me cause all breeds of monkeys are pretty smart and if one breed of them flourished wouldn't the rest follow?

And come on. Not one reference to the power puff girls? You and this movie do me wrong if we are going to have a movie about some super serum that makes apes capable of running amuck and having a successful uprising we might as well follow that up with lab created little girls powered by cliche and chemical X flying around and beating up monkeys. Although if they did that they would have to use the fusion fall design. the proportions on the cartoon version would be so creepy and weird looking in CG.

Why didn't any of these things blockade your enjoyment of this movie bob? was it because you could ignore those things because you were enjoying yourself?

Ahhh, so they're blaming animal abuse and not "mad science" for once that was pretty much my only big worry, this might have turned me around on this movie...

obviously im not keeping up on spiderman news, but what did bob approve of about spiderman at the very end of the video?

PunkRex:
I basically said that minutes after you. Im all for the Sci-fi aspects (I love fantasy and sci-fi) but spears, REALLY!? I hope Ceaser pulls some serious genocide, like a new strain of small pox.

Looking back through the comments, this seems to be the general consensus. Maybe I'm not giving enough credit to the more cerebral first half of the movie; maybe the movie brings up things worth talking about with regard to the ethics of animal-human relations and how intelligence relates to personal rights, but this sort of thing would be a lot more believable within a framework that more resembles Frankenstein -- in other words, if the apes lost.

I mean, just... even if they gathered every primate in the world under one banner, even if they acquired the supplies, weapons, and land needed to facilitate such large scale military action, even if they had time to develop super intelligence in all of those soldiers, and train them, and train officers -- they're still wildly outnumbered, likely being attacked from all sides, and vulnerable to a tactical nuclear strike. This is more implausible than Killer Clowns From Outer Space.

Didn't expect that! Okay, I gotta go see this now.

Link XL1:
obviously im not keeping up on spiderman news, but what did bob approve of about spiderman at the very end of the video?

I thought he was approving of the costume design. At least, I thought it was kind of neat.

Worgen:
hmm, Im surprised it was that good, the ads for it make it look like crap

Yeah I thought that as well.

Since the other reboot sucked I thought this would bomb as well.

But I dont feel like watching it in theaters, will wait to rent it or something.

summerof2010:
Simian super intelligence aside, is anyone else not just immediately turned off from this movie by the sheer implausibility of the entire thing? Not only is the science behind the Altimeters mega brain serum softer than a pedophile's dick in a retirement home, but as far as I can tell, the pinnacle of primate weaponry is a freaking spear. I mean, yeah, the local police force is going to be flabbergasted at first, and the city where they first strike is going to get steamrolled, but are you trying to tell me that by the end of this the entire might of the world's standing armies can't contend with a legion of monkeys maybe a few thousand strong? Because frankly, that's ape-shit bananas. Pun intended.

Yeah I was thinking the same thing.

Which is why Im gonna wait to rent it on dvd.

I'm not convinced, I think I'll pass on this one.

Hehe "people are stupid" ehm well said I guess

Probably gonna see it since well A Gorilla Is beating up a HELICOPTER!

PS really commercial for "Venus Embrace lady shave?" REAALLLY sure lots of women here but I quite sure the main demographic is male... and shaving stuff.. O well going to save up for ad free escapist someday..

Excellent, Movie Bob's opinion is almost always in line with my own, so I'm looking forward to seeing this flick!

It didnt seem that great...
but now I must watch this
Also Im off to IMDB to find some Charles Heston movies

To be honest, the only thing that bugs me about this movie, are the CGI monkeys, I don't mind CGI in general, but sitting in the theater and think the whole movie trough:"These Monkeys look somewhat strange" isn't something I'm excited about.

I'll probably wait till it comes out for blue-ray or Dvd.

Yes, because a tiny monkey army armed with spears can beat the military using god damned bullets.... oh and a monkey beating up a helicopter sounds horribly stupid to me

Lanny Poffo should play Dr Strange!

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My problem with the movie was best explained by this quote

"SHOOT THE FUCKING MONKEY! Tell me what kind of super intelligence makes monkey's immune to bullets!"
"But, dude, there are like...twenty of them!"

Littaly:
I had no idea that the ending of Planet of the Apes was considered an OK spoiler. I had it spoiled a few months ago by a podcast when the trailer for this movie was released, which got me pretty annoyed but since then I've heard it both left and right from pretty much everywhere. I should probably give that original movie a watch...

It isn't a spoiler when a movie is as old as Planet of the Apes, hell, it isn't a spoiler if the movie is over a few years old

Namewithheld:
My problem with the movie was best explained by this quote

"SHOOT THE FUCKING MONKEY! Tell me what kind of super intelligence makes monkey's immune to bullets!"
"But, dude, there are like...twenty of them!"

Somebody watches the cinema snob! I agree with him though, the whole thing is far to ridiculous to make a credible movie, I don't care how thought provoking Caesar is, his army is done the second the swat team shows up

Hell yeah, an awesome premise made into an awesome movie...
will DEFINITELY see it :D
also, I see MovieBob made the 'obvious good movie choice' :D
http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-smurfs

Littaly:
I had no idea that the ending of Planet of the Apes was considered an OK spoiler. I had it spoiled a few months ago by a podcast when the trailer for this movie was released, which got me pretty annoyed but since then I've heard it both left and right from pretty much everywhere. I should probably give that original movie a watch...

Also, Rosebud is a sled and Darth Vader is Luke's father.

I'm happy to see James Franco continuing to find work; I thought him the great gem to be mined from the Spider-Man films (supposing that Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe are known quantities by this point). I had rather hoped it would be more dramatic fare than this, something along the lines of Maguire's recent work in Brothers.

It's criminal that the incomparable John Lithgow was not mentioned for three and a half minutes in this review.

This is probably a rental for me, not because of the look of the film, but it's behind a number of better films not yet seen (e.g. Captain America).

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