Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011; Rated Rated PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Well-crafted B movie deserves a grade of...”

-Richard Roeper

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

(2011; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 5 August 2011

Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Tom Felton

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Coralyn said on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:18:46 AM
Thank God! Somoene with brains speaks!

JJ said on Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:08:52 PM
Ok, a few things wrong with this review. 1. Though you don't seem to like the Scifi gender, it doesn't mean that you need to use the word ridicules
multiple times. Yes it's odd that movies might include things like light sabers, however, we can still enjoy them and they become classics. 2. Because you don't like a premise, doesn't make it a B movie.... Given that it's already at 90% at rotten tomatoes, you are now eating foot.

Reply from Richard Roeper
OK, a few responses:

Who says I don't like the sci-fi gender? That's patently false.

You might not understand what I mean by "B" movie. It's not necessarily an insult. "Grindhouse" is a B movie. "From Dusk Til Dawn" is a B movie. And the entire IDEA of "Planet of the Apes" is deeply entrenched in the B-movie category.

Did you somehow get the idea I'm not recommending "Rise"?? I liked the film a lot. A grade of "B" is the equivalent of three stars out of four. I'm one of the critics contributing to that 90 percent "Fresh" rating.



Jack Song said on Saturday, August 06, 2011 9:47:21 PM
when does a B movie transcend into classic cinema? ideas that endure the test of time like the original?

Paul said on Saturday, August 06, 2011 6:15:29 PM
Nice to see a real critic out there giving this show the praise it so deserved.. I cannot ever believe this show did not take away multiple Emmy's. It is as you say.. one of the best shows of the last decade.

Kevin Klawitter said on Saturday, August 06, 2011 1:48:04 AM
I thought the movie was brilliant. A stylish blockbuster that managed to be thoughtful and smart instead of just wall-to-wall action interrupted only by smartass humor. Andy Serkis should get serious Oscar consideration for his performance as Caesar.

Seth Mecklenburg said on Saturday, August 06, 2011 12:47:40 AM
I agree with this fun, less is more B-movie action flick that works more as a character drama the first three quarters.

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