The Hypocrite rated Rise of the Planet of the Apes 3 stars
RotPotA is just another experiment-gone-wrong kind of movie. Nothing peculiar, nothing new, nothing unexpected. It began very slowly with a scientist getting attached to his subject and ended with an exciting fight for freedom.
Three things I liked about watching this movie in comparison to the really (-_-)W Planet of the Apes (2001):
1. No pointless love story that just came out of nowhere and ended to nowhere
2. No shocking bestial scene
3. Watching RotPotA didn’t feel like I was watching Muppets Tonight
The “planet of the apes” being referred to in this prequel of 2001 PoTA does refer to the exoplanet where Thade (Tim Roth) and his army of monkeys, I mean apes, thrived. Remember how PotA ended.
My favorite scene: