Critic Review - Richard Roeper.com

A well-crafted B movie with astonishingly effective motion capture CGI technology.

August 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Comments (62)
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Tenzin Jamyang

Tenzin Jamyang

Wait. A B movie???? How's that?

Aug 6 - 11:46 AM

David Sarif

David Sarif

Not a single person read to the end of Richard's sentence. He's basically saying it's a B movie plot with amazing special effects on top.

Sep 17 - 05:06 AM

Chris Gironda

Chris Gironda

B movie? Really, Richard??? This is one of the best movies of the year.

Aug 6 - 02:24 PM

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Let him have his opinion..

Aug 11 - 09:15 PM

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

One of.

Aug 11 - 09:30 PM

Kate Irwin

Kate Irwin

the plot was nothing profound, neither was the acting. You'd have to be crazy to say this is one of the best movies of the year @Matthew S

Aug 25 - 07:42 PM

Kate Irwin

Kate Irwin

the plot was nothing profound, neither was the acting. You'd have to be crazy to say this is one of the best movies of the year!

Aug 25 - 07:42 PM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

-_-

Jul 5 - 12:09 PM

Matthew Scalise

Matthew Scalise

Glad others caught that as well...B Movie?? Only decent summer blockbuster I've seen this year!

Aug 6 - 05:33 PM

Nadine Revilla

Nadine Revilla

Its an A-movie and its amazing! wow roeper, you kinda suck

Aug 6 - 05:51 PM

Nick Miller

Nick Miller

B movie means it doesn't have the highest budget, the best actors or the most marketing. Which confuses me because this by definition is not a B movie I think anymore 100 million is starting to be considered an "average" budget.

Aug 6 - 06:05 PM

Nick M.

Nick Miller

B movie means it doesn't have the highest budget, the best actors or the most marketing. Which confuses me because this by definition is not a B movie I think anymore 100 million is starting to be considered an "average" budget.

Aug 6 - 06:08 PM

Tom Wellman

Tom Wellman

Aug 6 - 06:28 PM

Tom Wellman

Tom Wellman

Let me explain it to you, Richard. Back when you and Ebert were reviewing movies together on TV, Roger was the "A" critic. You were the "B" critic . . . or maybe even the "D" critic.

Aug 6 - 06:30 PM

Paul Pen

Paul Pen

Roeper, you meant to say "monster movie", not "B movie" (was Hollow Man a B movie..?) Also, for anyone who's never read the original Pierre Boulle novel, DO IT!!

Aug 6 - 08:28 PM

Alex R.

Alex Romano

Maybe a B plus not A grade though

Aug 7 - 03:31 AM

Robert Perkins

Robert Perkins

Lots of ignorant folks here seem to think B movie = bad movie.

Aug 7 - 03:40 PM

TheVision

Yannick Faucher

^^ This comment.

Aug 8 - 01:07 AM

John-Justice H.

John-Justice Hill

Pretty much...

Aug 8 - 10:45 AM

Micah Lovell

Micah Lovell

Thank you!

Aug 9 - 06:23 AM

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Yup.

Aug 11 - 09:30 PM

Jaho K.

Jaho Koo

Yes but by real definition of a B movie this isnt one either way. A B-movie would be Transporter or Predators.

Aug 14 - 09:47 AM

Cazden Cote

Cazden Cote

this isnt a B-movie

Aug 7 - 08:51 PM

Justin Buhrts

Justin Buhrts

If you ask me it's barely a B-movie.

Aug 8 - 12:01 AM

Joseph Ford

Joseph Ford

Didn''t ask you.

Dec 1 - 08:23 PM

Dang Nguyen

Dang Nguyen

stupid ass. This is an A movie.

Aug 8 - 12:14 AM

Dang Nguyen

Dang Nguyen

A movie for good plannings and story development. Best movie of the summer!!!

Aug 8 - 12:15 AM

Damn Swesey

Damn Swesey

This movie exceeds Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows by far... I am a HUGE HP fan and when I watched this I was completely blown away by the well crafted writting and superior special effects. I think that this movies is going to grow at the box office in the coming weeks because, I haven't seen a movie this smart in a long time. If people are looking for action this is it, if they are looking for emotion this is it. I can't believe that this is the best movie of the year.

Aug 8 - 01:08 AM

John-Justice H.

John-Justice Hill

There's no way this was better than HP...

Aug 8 - 10:46 AM

Keaton Wanninger

Keaton Wanninger

5x better than HP

Aug 11 - 09:04 AM

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Not at all.

Aug 11 - 09:16 PM

Facebook User

Facebook User

Sorry babe, but nope. HP was better then this, but Rise of the Apes is still a good movie regardless.

Aug 18 - 02:15 AM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

It's better than HP7 Part 1. But HP7 Part 2 is better than Rise of the Apes. In my opinion I think Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an 89% and HP7 Part 2 is it's own deserved 96%.

Jul 5 - 12:14 PM

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Just want to say how, "This movie exceeds Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows by far... I am a HUGE HP fan and..." is such a lie. Just placed there to make a point.

And no, I'm not calling you out on this because you said the film is superior, that's fine, but because it's so obviously dishonest.

Aug 11 - 09:19 PM

John Fitz

John Fitz

How is he dishonest? I am a huge Harry Potter fan as well, and did love the final one. But its a toss up for which one is better or more enjoyable. Apes is a lot faster paced and has a really great performance with amazing special effects. But Harry Potter was the more well rounded movie. So i don't know how you can say he is dishonest with saying he is a big fan.

Aug 14 - 06:53 PM

Vermin Jerky

Maryann E.

Jason is completely right. There's no way someone who's a huge Harry Potter fan thinks this movie exceeded the last of that series "by far." I liked them both and you might think this was HP&TDH2's equal as far as story telling, but the blatant hyperbole used by Daniel utterly outs him as a liar.

Aug 15 - 01:13 AM

Vermin Jerky

Maryann E.

And, really, what a subjective argument. One may prefer one over the other, but ultimately it's only each person's opinion. The consensus on both was that they were very fine movies.

However, since the only reliable indicator of something so subjective as a personal reaction is consensus, Harry Potter has gotten 15% more positive reviews, for a near-perfect 97%.

Aug 15 - 01:22 AM

Ray Kelley

Ray Kelley

B-Movies don't have 90 million dollar budgets and open on 3000+ screens. Why is this guy a movie critic again? Much less a "Top" one. In fact, the "B-picture" doesn't really exist anymore. Studios used to make B-movies to put on the bill with the feature presentation, or "A" picture. That is no longer done. It's one of those terms people throw around to sound like they know what they're talking about, but don't even know what it means.

Aug 8 - 05:51 AM

Vermin Jerky

Maryann E.

I agree. There are some here who've taken people's reaction to mean that they think B movies are inferior, but that may not be the reason. In essence, it seems that Roeper considers them inferior, even if that's not necessarily true, and is using the term completely incorrectly.

Aug 15 - 01:16 AM

Walter R.

Walter Richardson

For me this is a C-movie. C as Cartoon. Many critics don't dare to say anything bad for any well advertised CGI movie. 3000+ screens? They all are just catching good advertising wave.

Aug 8 - 03:06 PM

Facebook User

Facebook User

A C movie would be Jaws The Revenge. Look up the old Movie Grading scale before you make comments ffs.

Aug 18 - 02:16 AM

Blake Brubaker

Blake Brubaker

B movies are low budget, last time I checked state of the art motion capture can't be found in the bargain bin. These days only independent films and made for tv movies are low budget.

Aug 8 - 03:39 PM

Dan Fosco

Dan Fosco

stfu

Aug 8 - 07:33 PM

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