Rise of the Planet of the Apes is spectacle with a kick: the transcendence of the normal in creatures so like ourselves is both an entertainment and a needling rebuke to human vanity.
Aug 31 - 11:35 AM
I really really (unexpectedly) loved this movie.
Sep 1 - 12:15 AM
Denby misses a somewhat important plot point in that the original chimp didn't go "crazy"--she was protecting a threat to her newborn.
This prefigures the attack on the neighbor by the chimp living with the family.
There's something creepily cerebral and detached about Denby missing the emotional part of that scene, as well as Denby's comment "An empathic ape!," as if he's never seen a pet who becomes bonded to the family he's living with. All in all, this reviewer doesn't offer a lot of insight.
Sep 7 - 07:06 AM
I know she obviously did have a baby and they said she was protecting it...but she actually rampaged all over the complex and busted through the conference room far from it.
Feb 21 - 06:23 AM
It continually dumbfounds me how reciprocally stupid American culture can be.
Sep 22 - 09:21 PM