Evolution Becomes Revolution
A story of love and finding where you belong
The plan was to write the review and scheduled it for Monday…but I just remember that I have other thing to write on Monday…so, I wrote and posted my review of Rise of the Planet of The Apes today.
I don’t know if you paid attention to my movie review or not, but if you do you’ll find that some were written in group while few were written as individual post. This difference way of writing happened because this individual post was meant for outstanding movies. So, you can clearly guess how I feel about Rise of the Planet of The Apes.
I have heard about the making of this movie since last year, but I wasn’t that intrigued to see it. And then I saw the trailer, either in Anomalous Material or Hollywood Spy (I no longer sure where), the moment I saw the trailer, I was hooked. I wanted to see it sooo bad even though I wasn’t a fan of The Planet of the Apes (I saw it long time ago, I couldn’t even remember the details anymore, hoping a TVchannel would kindly enough play it again). As I have said it in AM, trailer is a big influence in my way of choosing a movie to watch. Rise of the Planet of The apes has entered my long list of satisfying judgment through trailer.
I add the tagline of the movie with a story of love and finding where you belong because that is how I see the movie.
I love animals, I always love them. For me, in a movie, a dying pet is sadder than a dying man/woman. The movie started with people capturing the wild chimpanzees to be sold…ow how I hate those men. I know it’s only a movie but I can’t hold my hatred toward those kinds of people. Some of those chimps were sent to Gen-Sys. They were used to test ALZ-112, a cure for Alzheimer. One of the chimps showed remarkable result, her name was Bright Eyes. However, Bright Eyes showed aggressiveness when she was about to be shown to investor. Her act made Will Rodman lost the trust of the investor. His boss wanted all the chimps in the lab to be terminated 😦
But…a baby chimp was found in Bright Eyes’ compartment. Her aggressiveness was simply because she wanted to protect her baby. Will brought him home and raised him as member of the family. He soon found out that Caesar (the baby chimp’s name) carried his mother’s gene, he was really smart. His smartness made him feel that he was missing something. He was loved in Rodman’s house, but still something was not quite there.
Cesar’s love toward Charles, Will’s father, turned him into a vicious ape and had to be put in a sanctuary. From that day on, we learned how Caesar turned from a house chimpanzee to the leader of the apes.
That’s all I can write about the story…I really don’t want to spoil the fun.
What’s so amazing about this movie is how animals can show more humanity than human. People, humans, during the revolution of the apes wanted to kill the apes, and yet the apes had no desire to kill them unless they were in threatened position, they only wanted to reach their destination.
I have a strong bond toward the movie because of the relationship between Caesar, Will and his father, Charles. I couldn’t find this quote below in imdb, so I try to recollect my thought…this is not going to be the perfect quote as I have only seen the movie once.
Will: (translating Caesar’s signs) Is Caesar a pet?
Will: No. You’re not.
Will: (translating Caesar’s signs) What are you?
Will: I am your father
If you can find the right quote, please share it with me…that’s my favorite quote from the movie.
I guess I am sure the reason for liking that quote is because the way I feel toward my baby turtles, I am their mommy. It might sounds weird to people who never love their pets more than as animals, but that’s how I feel.
Will Rodman: I’ll take you home.
Caesar: [slowly] Caesar *is* home.
You might think of me a bit weird here, when I saw the police were trying to kill the apes I have strong dislike toward those men, but when the apes defended themselves by killing or injuring the policemen, I don’t really care with what happened to them. When it comes to humans vs animals, my vote goes to the animals.
There are so many things to like about this movie. The story was not cheesy, the cause of human extinction was unpredictable, and the scoring was perfect. The last scene, right before the credit, was really creepy, fits perfectly well with the scene and our imagination. And the actors were great!! Andy Serkis should received more attention and for once I found James Franco interesting…well his character is.
I haven’t seen much of 2011 movies but so far, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is in my top list of best 2011 movies (I still need to see Super 8)
Caesar was loved by his human but he was not where he belonged. He found his home with the species of his own.
You can read a great review with different perspective as mine in Filmplicity, written by Ronan; and make sure to read 3 elements that made this movie as a great movie in ScarletSp1der’s blog,written by T
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Staring: James Franco (Will Rodman), Andy Serkis (Caesar), Freida Pinto (Caroline Aranha), John Lithgow (Charles Rodman), Brian Cox (John Landon), Tom Felton (Dodge Landon)
Producer: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Scriptwriter: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
Released date: August 5, 2011
Here is the trailer that captured my attention