RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

A movie with a split personality. The first half is a relationship film (with “Flowers for Algernon”/Charley overtones) and the second is SF action-thriller. I thought the dichotomy was pretty brave. I found Caesar’s development fascinating. On the downside, the ape shelter seemed to release a hell of a lot more primates than physically possible – a sort of clown-car effect. Another was something only a geek like me would know: Apes will never speak any human language. A hyoid bone is required, and they ain’t got one. (I learned this researching SIMS.) Worth a watch.

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