Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) – Movie Review

I’ve meant to catch Rise of the Planet of the Apes for a few weeks now and finally last night I got to see the movie at the Vue Cinema (Apollo) in Rhyl, my local haunt for movies 😉

So What’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes All About Then?

As the title says it’s the story of how the Apes began their rule of the earth, it all starts with the cure for Alzheimers, in trying to heal the brain and help those suffering.

But after a slight problem with an ape supposedly going mad and going on the rampage, all the apes are killed, except for a baby, Caesar.

Bringing The Apes To Life

I do have to say the effects for the Apes is truly amazing and Andy Serkis does and amazing job as Caesar and there were parts of the film where I had several tears in my eyes, especially with the mistreatment of the apes, you really start to feel for them.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Caesar)

It’s Planet Of The Apes!

It’s was great to see little things that Ape fans like to see, such as the original Planet of the Apes appearing on a TV with the late Charlton Heston and also a moment when those immortal words “Get your filthy hands of me you dirty ape” are mentioned 😉

The movie is a long way from Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes with the apes looking so realistic and for me personally much more interesting.

Did I Enjoy Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

Hell yeah, loved it, it was a real emotional roller coaster ride for me, as anything with mistreated animals upsets me, yes I know they weren’t real.

I know there will be those that will hate this movie and though it could be classed as a remake, I would have to say it’s more of a re-telling and bringing it into modern-day with Alzheimers as the forerunner of the rising is nicely done.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham