Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Keebler, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    Hi folks,

    Just wondered what anyone else thought about this flick?

    I personally enjoyed it. Thought they paid homage to the original series well, the storyline was solid and they left an opening for a sequel. In terms of escapism, I was there. Of course, there were a few holes, but hard to not do that x amount of years later.

    Maybe I'm just being nostalgic, but it was neat to see how Caesar develops his feelings towards humans and from what I remember correctly, there's a relation to how James Franco felt towards him and how some of the apes were sympathetic to the humans in the originals.

  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    I really enjoyed the movie.

    As a fan of the originals, I thought I wouldn't like this one as much, but I was surprised. I went in with an open mind though, and came out extremely satisfied.
  3. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Ditto to the above posters.... wasn't sure that I would like it, but in the end liked it very much. So much so, wanting to see the new sequels based off of this prequel...

    Not a spoiler as such - but stay for the first part of the credits...
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I just saw the movie earlier today and enjoyed it as well. I can't really complain about any one portion of the movie, it was pretty solid and a good storyline.
  5. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I really enjoyed it also. I loved some of the little "nods" if you will to the original POTA, ie get your ape hands off me line. Classic!

    I could see there being a part two etc. I thought it was that good and if they can keep up the story telling to this level we might have a really good POTA for our generation.
  7. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    Only if they brought back Bill Bonds. Did they bring back Bill Bonds?
  8. Tiggs macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    Was concerned after the last Ape remake with Wahlberg but this one was really well executed. Very enjoyable flik. :)
  9. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    No comparison to the atrocity Tim Burton brought to us. That was a horrible freaking movie.
  10. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Perhaps you complained that the screening of Cars 2 had to many cars in it as well ? , but the name of the film kind of gives away the fact there was going to be monkies, lots of monkies.

    next Kissaragi complains that Kung Fu Panda has to much martial arts in it, and to many pandas.
  11. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    personally I feel the last remake with Wahlberg was done QUITE well. This CG animation is poor and you CANNOT fathom the incredible authenticity of acting prowess that Tim Roth did with Fade! I feel THAT plot was well done, showing an alternate reason of how Apes and Man switched rolls as the dominant species on earth.

    I'm a fan of most of the originals, I cannot stand the one with Cornelius parading around California like he was a celebrity.
  12. KOZOK macrumors member

    May 2, 2011
    x2, I also really enjoyed that one. But found myself bored by this most recent film. It was interesting starting out but the two times I've tried to watch it I've found myself looking for something else to do around the halfway point.
    The only thing I didn't really love about the '01 POTA was the totally non sequitur ending.
  13. IgiveyoutheFBI macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    I enjoyed it for what it was, simple entertainment. And, as much as I liked to look at her, I thought Frida Pinto's role was unnecessary and only there for the eye candy and Tom Felton's character and plot driver could have been combined into Brian Cox's.
  14. jeremy h macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008
    I remember going to see the previous Planet of the Apes remake and expecting great things of it... Thought it was an absolute shocker, despite the CGI. I loved the original films and had even read the book - I was stunned in the previous remake when the humans all started talking... Eh? The fact they couldn't was the whole point...

    Is this new one a bit more intelligent than the last one or is just more of the same?
  15. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    is this the prequel of planet of the apes? I remember that Planet of the apes was release 10 years ago is it now they start doing the saga again? I've been waiting on what's next in the end of that movie lmao.
    PS: Never watch the 60s saga so I can't figure out which came first or not :(
  16. Jaffa Cake, Aug 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011

    Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    We saw it tonight, and we thought it was quite good. There were some nice nods to the original in there, I was pleased however that no Bonobos were involved as they might have made it a bit unsavoury.

    EDIT: It appears I was mistaken – reading up about the film it would seem that Koba was a Bonobo.
  17. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Who would have thought that this remake of a prequel of a reboot of a decades old movie would be the most enjoyable big budget/summer blockbuster type movie of the year? I enjoyed this film more then any of the super hero movies or even Harry Potter (a film series I loved but for some reason, meh to this final film...). Anyway it really isn't a prequel to the Marky Mark POTA or even the original one. Its more of a reboot for a new series.
  18. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    This. I couldn't agree more with it is one of the most enjoyable films this year.
  19. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    I saw it Tuesday night and thought it was a good flick. Sure there's parts I can logically pick apart, but my general rule is that if you want to enjoy a film then don't overanalyze it. It's called "suspension of disbelief" for a reason. I'd be interested in seeing a sequel as I found the first entertaining. :)
  20. oscillatewildly macrumors 68000

    Jul 17, 2007
    23 Railway Cuttings
    By numbers trash. I thank it for reminding me why I rarely visit a multiplex - giving time and cash to these lazy SOBs:eek:

  21. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Loved the movie; constantly, I leave the theater with friends and always ask, "Why can't they just make a good movie?"

    I mean, I watch a lot of movies at home and read a lot of books so, I guess as I begin my ascent in requirements to be entertained (lol), a lot of movies just dont' do it for me.

    I thought Transformers 3 sucked; Green Lantern was terrible, and Thor was no better.

    This one was done quite nicely and you could really connect with the Apes (some of them anyway) and actually "feel" their pain.

    The main ape actually had a mind of his own and you could see the character evolve through the film, one quality which these movies blatantly forget to do; it's a story, the main characters should evolve, not stay static.
  22. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    good movie but from what i remember feeling after the movie, there were a couple of plotholes but beisdes that. excellent.
  23. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    What didn't you like about it? I thought it was a little fast when


    The head guy decided to just "turn around" and give the main character all of the funding he needed to proceed.I mean, it wasn't arbitrary or anything, but he was so set on not doing it then after hearing one or two sentences, he's doing a 180 and patting the guy on the shoulder.
  24. ucantgetridofme macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2011
    No bill bonds is 100 years old and drinks 7 bottles of scotch a day. Not to mention his hair piece passed away 10 years ago.

    On a serious note I miss Bill Bonds He didn't read the news he interpreted it and his drunken rantings about Coleman young were very entertaining. You just didn't know what to expect when you turned on the 6 Oclock news.

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