TimBarker's Rating of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Tim's Review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

5 years ago via Flixster
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes(2011)

I'm not quite sure where to put this one. Compared to what I was expecting, it was a let down. All that action that you see in the trailer is pretty much contained to the last 20 minutes. Also, I found it to be a little too tame. I've never seen a chimpanzee attack a human before, but I imagine it would be fast and brutal and bloody. Any time one of these chimps attack a human, they just wail on the with their hands for a bit, then maybe throw them in the slammer. Not sure what kind of an audience this movie was going for, but I'm sure it wouldn't be appealing to kids, so why the restraint? Anyway, what we're left with is a drama with not really enough story to fill a movie. Obviously, the marquis feataure here are the effects, which, of course, are excellent. So there you go.