Critic Review - ABC Radio Brisbane

I realise that action movies aren't meant to be realistic but these characters needed to be far more interesting and believable if they were going to draw me in.

August 1, 2011 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Comments (85)
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Comments

Ted Laserdisc

Ted Chalfen

well that was nice while it lasted...i guess. let's see how many more of these we get.

Aug 1 - 11:45 PM

blanche person

Devia Tan-Navarro

this'll get at least 150 reviews... but a rotten one this early on is a bad sign.

Aug 2 - 12:19 AM

Zachary H.

Reservoir Man

Not necessarily. I've seen movies before start out in the tens to only shoot up heroically, but just the opposite as well. You can't really tell. At any rate, the commercials and all the material I've seen have given me the impression that this movie is more of a sci-fi drama, which culminates in the giant action scene on the bridge. So I guess if he's judging it by a genre it isn't exclusively supposed to be, that easily explains the negative review.

Aug 2 - 12:37 AM

Tyler S.

Tyler Schwab

Inglorious Basterds started in the 50's after Cannes. Now it's at like 88 or 89. Julie and Julia was in the 20's... not it's in the 60's or 70's. The list goes on and on.

Aug 2 - 01:24 PM

Brian F.

Brian Fredericksen

The movies first 10 reviews have no influence whatsoever.

Aug 2 - 07:36 AM

John R.

John Rival

then after the fanboys insult the review we get the typical insults pointed towards fanboys. Right Mattieu? Same shit, different movie.

Aug 3 - 12:27 PM

Richard H.

Richard Han

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! D:<

Aug 2 - 12:35 AM

Rafael Rivera-Perez

Rafael Rivera-Perez

"Having established that Will is a strong-minded yet reckless individual, the writers have then tried to change him into someone more caring and level-headed. We pan 8 years into the future and see Will pleading with his boss (who has also had a personality transformation) to slow down the testing of the wonder drug. He is worried about things getting out of control ‚?? rather hypocritical given his own actions."
So 8 years passed and we have to explain to you that the 8 year relationship with the monkey Ceasar, could not or could change the way of thinking of Will in some way? 8 years can do a lot in a human being!
Moron!


"Throughout this, Will‚??s girlfriend (Pinto) is ignorant to the fact that his pet ape has super intelligence despite herself being a veterinarian. Will confides in her years later but I‚??m not sure why it comes as such as shock. Further, she doesn‚??t seem to have too many concerns about the fact Caesar spends much of his life cooped up in suburbia."

She is just a veterinarian and the guys girlfriend, not the monkey's girlfriend.
They know each other for how long?

" I‚??ve alluded to some of my concerns above but I also had trouble with the apes and the ease with which they communicated (even without the drugs). The use of subtitles in a couple of scenes left me laughing but I‚??m not sure that was the intent of director Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist)."

Apes and other animals are smarter than you think and maybe the use of subtitles were you to help people understand several scenes better.







Aug 2 - 12:35 AM

John D.

John Doe

I'm sorry, but the "Apes and other animals are smarter than you think" is pretty funny, man. It's only a movie, one that you presumably haven't seen yet. He's not insulting you or anything. He's just DOING HIS JOB.

Aug 2 - 02:28 AM

David Marvel-ous

David Miele

If you saw Project Nim you would think a little differently... this isn't so far from fiction (in response to "it's only a movie.")

Aug 2 - 07:28 AM

Sideways

Gordon Pennoyer

You don't know how the actual "project nim" science wound up, do you? It was a failure.

Aug 2 - 10:04 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Sideways - That is debatable.

Aug 2 - 12:50 PM

David Marvel-ous

David Miele

@Sideways It reminds me of it, I should've said; this is completely different. They're using a chemical compound in a MOVIE (not like I'm taking it that seriously) as opposed to merely raising the chimp like a child (though, it appears he's also raised like a child.) And it is debatable. If the variables were changed and more subjects were tested... who knows. One study will be built upon, mark my words; they always are.

Aug 3 - 08:15 AM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

I've seen apes, dogs and dolphins, hell, even pigs, do shit that would make you question what you've heard over the years. Animals are much smarter than people think.

Aug 2 - 09:05 AM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

If my dog could type he'd post less retarded crap than say Noah Gordon Senior lol

Aug 3 - 12:15 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

If the Ape is played by Andy Serkis there really is no need for sub titles. His performances through looks movement and expression have spoken louder then most actress can do with hours of dialog.

Aug 2 - 01:42 PM

Rafael Rivera-Perez

Rafael Rivera-Perez

That's wath I mean with the comment, why the critic take that part so serious. And yes There is a lot of animals that are pretty smart and get a lot of them if you have the proper interaction. And I am not a scientist by the way! LOL!

Aug 2 - 05:41 PM

Rafael Rivera-Perez

Rafael Rivera-Perez

I mean the monkeys interacting a learning part!

Aug 2 - 05:41 PM

Reg I.

Reg Inald

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

Aug 2 - 04:58 AM

Kyle Gattis

Kyle Gattis

he spelled realize wrong

Aug 2 - 06:22 AM

Marjeez

Mar Jeez

I think you can spell it both ways.

Aug 2 - 06:38 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

That's the way Brits and Aussie's spell it. Like Honour or Tyre.

Aug 2 - 07:49 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I know Yanks like to drop the U from words like Honour and Harbour, but how else can you spell Tyre?

Aug 2 - 12:51 PM

Loki

Loki LASTNAME

Is that how you spell 'tire'? That's silly. So it's tyres and tyred then too? I would think tyred would sound like tie-red...

Aug 2 - 01:43 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

No, tyred would be a weird word that you make up when a tyre flattens you.

Aug 3 - 03:33 AM

Loki

Loki LASTNAME

I was saying like sleepy tired. Wheel tire and sleepy/bored tire are spelled the same in the US. Not so elsewhere?

Aug 3 - 06:34 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Tiar

Aug 3 - 09:57 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

I know. It's spelled "tired". Tyre is spelled differently.

Aug 3 - 02:01 PM

Loki

Loki LASTNAME

I see, so they are homophones to you and homonyms to us. Fair enough.

Aug 3 - 04:18 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

LOL @ Loki's statement hahahaha!

Aug 5 - 01:19 AM

CreedsDelight

Matt Goodman

its realize NOT REALISE

Aug 2 - 07:50 AM

Sean P.

spp 41

The U.S. is the only country in the world who spells it that way.

Aug 2 - 08:11 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

There other countries besides USA ????????

Aug 3 - 09:58 AM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Check out the brain on CreedsDelight! :)

Aug 3 - 11:21 AM

CreedsDelight

Matt Goodman

haha, oops. but i hate when people slander other critics. everyone is entitled to their own opinion. unless they like those "vampires suck, date movie" or those movies. then i have no respect for them.

Aug 3 - 01:02 PM

Rick Whitehead

Rick Whitehead

How much more interesting can a chimp glaring at you with those sharp, penetrating, thoughtful eyes be?

Aug 2 - 08:49 AM

toomasio

Thomas Sutherland

Just from looking at the trailer you know this movie is retarded.

Defranco as a lead scientist? c'mon. lol.

Aug 2 - 09:15 AM

Cody C.

Cody Clark

Franco has some serious acting power. 127 hours alone proved me wrong about this guy.

Aug 2 - 09:22 AM

toomasio

Thomas Sutherland

he's a great actor...but doesn't fit the role as a lead scientist.

some people just don't fit into certain roles.

Aug 2 - 10:53 AM

Big Al

Alex LaPrairie

James Francois A Yale and UCLA alumni. Im pretty sure hed make a good scientist

Aug 2 - 12:10 PM

Greg Lewis

Greg Lewis

Have you seen the entire role? No, a 5 minute trailer. Lame.

Aug 2 - 02:39 PM

toomasio

Thomas Sutherland

ugh...you guys just don't get it apparently.

Regardless...this whole movie is pointless because you know how it ends.

Aug 3 - 08:37 AM

Andrew M.

Andrew McGregor

Is Apollo 13 pointless because you know how it ends, no, and the list goes on and on, don't say ignorant things win you've lost an arguement, it makes you seem extra helpless.

Aug 3 - 09:41 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

@ toomasio

I think my theatre could disagree with you, infact I disagree with you.

He was an awesome LEAD scientist...and an awesome part of this film. In fact, I will be seein this film again just because how great the character developemtn and built up was...and the best thing about this film was the references, and how well they presented this REBOOT with an origin story. See the movie than judge it.

Aug 5 - 01:33 AM

Tristan King

Tristan King

Defranco???

Aug 2 - 12:43 PM

Clinton Koch

Clinton Koch

I say we send a smart ape to Toomey's bedroom!

Aug 3 - 07:59 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

I'm currently developing a 121 Virus for apes....Lets go to the ZOO so we can plan the Bedroom assault of SPEARS!!! This is APEEEEE PLANETTT!!!

Aug 5 - 01:35 AM

T45Red

Mitchell Nash

James "Defranco"?

Aug 3 - 12:28 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Yeah you know the new James Franco Cheese..."DEFRANCO" lol

Aug 5 - 01:36 AM

Brandon Kim

Brandon Kim

I hope the movie will stay fresh.

Aug 2 - 09:34 AM

Kendall Christianson

Kendall Christianson

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Aug 2 - 09:52 AM

Matthew Beck-Brio

Matthew Beck-Brio

Ha.

Aug 2 - 10:50 AM

Italian Stallion

Alexander P

GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF!!

Aug 2 - 10:04 AM

Italian Stallion

Alexander P

(you damn dirty ape)

Aug 2 - 10:04 AM

Josh H.

Josh Hillary

Lmfao

Aug 2 - 10:36 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

A LINE USED AGAIN IN THIS FRANCHISE REBOOT! (exhales with a huge perverted smile on his face with darty eyes!!)

Aug 5 - 01:37 AM

Lonny F.

Lonny Franks

Toomey has turned into a retarted critic, like many critics have recently. He shouldn't have had such high expectations for the film. It is obvious it will be worthless trash.

Aug 2 - 10:34 AM

Woodrow K.

Woodrow Krabappel

Why do you call him a retard in the your first sentence and then agree with his review in the second?

Aug 2 - 03:44 PM

Matt P.

Matt Pryor

wasn't the biggest fan of the Mark Wahlberg Planet of the Apes, but I'm a huge Franco fan and I'm really looking forward to this

Aug 2 - 03:49 PM

Loki

Loki LASTNAME

I like how in that movie one man with a gun defeats a planet full of apes wielding spears, and in this movie 1000 apes with spears defeat a planet full of men wielding guns. Oh, and in the latter the apes are supposed to be less developed than in the former too. Har!

Aug 2 - 04:09 PM

nomargar

Rossiter Drake

Actually, the apes with spears take down a single guy in a single scene on the streets of San Francisco. Admittedly, the police response in the movie seems less than organized.

Aug 2 - 09:55 PM

Enoch C.

Enoch Ching

haha spot on. i don't require a ton of realism, but i mean...a pack of apes with spears took down SWAT, Rangers, Spetsnaz? there's a line somewhere.

I'd take me some good fiction any day over this crap. Give me Children of Men or another 28 days later and were good

Aug 2 - 10:11 PM

doc

doc carter

"Give me Children of Men or another 28 days later and were good"

+10

Aug 3 - 01:28 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Yeah, but if IT wasn't so foggy would the APES really take down the SAWT team? Maybe the apes GOT LUCKY!!! HARRRRRRRRR RWARRR RUFF RUFF!! ;)

Aug 5 - 01:28 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

@ Doc

28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later

...soon too come...and has been talked about...because I'm still waiting for it...

"28 Months Later"....

The 28 Trilogy lol

Aug 5 - 01:29 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

@ Matt

I just saw it. Franco was awesome, I'm huge franco fan to...UH went nutts when they heard he might come down to the university.

I will be seeing this film again, it was a great film. :)

Aug 5 - 01:31 AM

Matt Conway

Matt Conway

TROLL

Aug 2 - 06:23 PM

Kendall Christianson

Kendall Christianson

WHOA. WHOA. The only troll on this site is Armond White. Come on. Thought we all knew that by now.

Aug 2 - 06:32 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

This guys just another ass clown.

Aug 2 - 06:59 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

Every time I hear that word, I think about Bad Santa.

Aug 2 - 08:11 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Hahaha. I just watched that movie. "Listen Little Boy, I'm doing you all a favor"...Little Boy: LEAVE SANTA ALONE!!! LOL

Aug 3 - 02:44 AM

Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph

you're bringing me down Matthew Toomey. Your review track record seems like you can tolerate some shitty movies... so this makes me nervous. You bastard.

Aug 2 - 11:10 PM

Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph

After reading Matt's whole review.. I'm now officially worried. I was looking for the same edgier film Matthew was but it looks like they're playing it super safe here. damn it.

Aug 2 - 11:18 PM

tabascoman77

Matt Perri

Only six reviews by Wednesday? Looks like another bomb that's being hidden from the eyes of critics.

Aug 3 - 12:20 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

This movie is going to be awesome....ITs an origin story (not saying origin stories always a success). This movie just looks very well developed and character based, almost like they took time to make rather than rushed. I have my fingers crossed because, I'm hoping it does do great in the Box Office and we do get more after this since the director has announced 2 more sequels if successful. :)

Aug 3 - 02:47 AM

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