I went to the premiere of Rise of the Planet of the Apes two days ago and I must say it wasn’t waisted money :D This movie is just plain awesome xD xDD Really – I was blown away o_o I still can’t understand how they animated those apes, they seemed so REAL. I already know Andy Serkis is brilliant at doing creature roles, but this is simply his best role yet! I really think he deserves a price for his acting as Caeser, he made the character very believable and not to mention he had an enormous presence in the movie when you compare his animated character to live actors. Apart from the amazing apes, I was also moved by the story in which a researcher (Will Rodman) struggles to find a cure to his father’s Alzheimer’s, but instead saves an ape who otherwise would have died in the laboratory and gets a new family member, who is nearly as important as his own father.
I loved the scenes where we watched the baby ape Caesar grow up and becoming smarter and smarter. My favorite scene was definitely the scene where Caeser jumps around from place to place in Will’s house and you just can see that he feels really at home, knowing where all things are placed and carefully moving around without breaking anything. Was really a joy to watch! ^o^ James Franco did a fine job too with his character and it was great to watch a movie with him as the lead character (I’ve only seen him as the antagonist in Spider Man – lol). And I found myself thinking the same thing all over again: This Man Is Hot xD Eheh… ♥ Sorry I just had to say that ^^; And I’m gonna say the same thing about Tom Felton, but he played the evil character Dodge, who was mean towards the apes at the animal center. As Felton said it himself – this character makes Malfoy seem almost kind in comparison xD Haha! Well, he was a nasty character, that’s for sure, but I’m not sure I would go that far though :P He certainly made the character believable, no doubt about that! ^o^; Lol. The soundtrack was a pleasure as well, composed by Patrick Doyle (the man behind the soundtrack to Sense and Sensibility and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) gave the movie a nice kick and made many of the scenes even more exciting to watch :D
But anyway, this was an entertaining and very enjoyable movie with all the suspense, drama, action, thrills and haunting scenes you could wish for. All people should give this movie a chance :) I can’t wait to get my hands on the Blu-ray, when it one day is out xD And I’m definitely gonna watch the 2001 movie Planet of the Apes now ;) I also hope there will be a sequel soon *o*