Movie – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Okay, I just finished watching the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. I think, if I remember correctly, it’s the second or third movie related to apes. Initially I thought it was linked but after watching it, somehow it doesn’t seem related at all. Nice? Well…

The movie started with a scientist, Will, starring James Franco, working in a company called GEN-SYS, on a virus for the cure of Alzheimer’s disease. After years of research, one of his test subjects, an ape called “Bright Eye”, showed the intelligence of a human, which proves the success of the virus. He then requested to his boss to test it on a human but during a board meeting to present this virus, Bright Eye went crazy and disrupted the board meeting. She was killed on the spot. Will’s boss then instructed one of the subordinate, Robert, to put all the apes to sleep but to Will’s amazement, Bright Eye actually secretly gave birth to a baby and she went crazy because she thought that they were going to harm her baby.

From then on, Will brought the baby ape back home and named him Caesar, then he realised that the genes of Bright Eye had been passed to her baby. This proves that the virus really work, and in fact, more than what he had expected. Since then, he raised Caesar and taught him things but as Caesar grew older, things started to change…

Overall, it’s a so-so movie. Somehow after watching the movie, I don’t feel a sense of satisfaction. It just felt like, okay, it’s over, time go leave the cinema. But of course, it’s not as bad as the whole movie is totally boring or meaningless. Anyway, I’m just thinking if this movie will continue, if yes, how? Because at the end of the movie, there’s a part where the virus (a stronger one) was being spread to human, and of which, killed Robert as he got exposed to it during one of the experiment.

Anyway, I think the movie is going off cinema soon so if you really want to catch it, better do it fast! 3.5 out of 5.

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