Rise of the Planet of the Apes may be the second attempt to reboot the franchise in only ten years, but hopefully it’s the only one people will remember in the long run. It’s a solid story with some decently developed characters, and when the awesome ape-attack goes down at the end I actually care about the stakes as well as appreciate the quality action. The movie does have a lot of flaws; there’s a few too many gross plot conveniences, like how easily Caesar’s mom escapes at the beginning, not to mention the fact that none of the people doing medical experiments on her noticed she was pregnant, and it also kind of bugs me how the entire second half is basically just a prison movie with apes. But it does get big points for originality, managing to tell the familiar story in an incredible new way. I think it was a great move to focus the story on Caesar’s own growth and development, adding a character element to the plot of apes rising to intelligence. It’s a tight, original movie, and it has some pretty dope action towards the end.
Overall Rating: Yo how awesome was it when he bitched out the kid from Harry Potter?/10