Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Review ~ New to DVD 12/13/11

                                  RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Evolution Becomes Revolution In The Critically-Acclaimed
Over $432 Million Worldwide Box Office Smash Arriving Globally
on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in December

Summary: A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other when RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 13th in North America and starting December 7th Internationally.  From the Oscar-winning® visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings comes revolutionary new ground - a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

James Franco (127 Hours) stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence.  After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father (John Lithgow; “Dexter”).  What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility.  As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist), this special effects blockbuster features fantastic supporting performances from Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Brian Cox (Red), Tom Felton (Harry Potter films) and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) in a ground-breaking performance.  The RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes commentaries and more.

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My Take:

My husband and I tried to see this in the theater but it was so popular, and the night we had a sitter it was entirely sold out. So I was so excited to be able to review this DVD. My hubby and I decided to have a bit of a date night, we put my daughter to bed, then made some popcorn and prepared to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We rarely get to watch movies together, so this was a special treat for us.

The action packed movie was about experimentation on apes and the special apes that came out of the tests. And the main character the ape named Cesar, who was the most unique of all. This movie had a lot of action, and it kept our attention throughout the film.  My husband was a big fan of the film, and he even loved the extras on the disc. I liked the movie as well, they actors were well cast. And Cesar was such a likeable character. I could really feel for him, just not being able to fit in.  He was smart, and loving. The end of the movie was surprising to me.... the ending is a great segway to a sequel. And  I will be there when it (if) comes out!
What will happen to Cesar? What will happen to the other apes? Well I can’t tell you… you will have to check out the movie, it is coming to DVD on 12/13/11.

This would be a great stocking stuffer, for an action movie fan on your holiday list this year. Don’t forget to pick up on DVD on 12/13/11 for that special gift.

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