“A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating 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.”

There are things in this world that we would never wish to happen. Things that we must never change. But with us humans, becoming more curious, intelligently challenged, greedy and indigent – we take all the risks. With the aid of Science we can go far beyond what was limited by Nature, moreover, bounded by God.

And when that time comes, we shall face all the consequences that have changed the way things are.

The Rise of the Planets of the Apes movie is perhaps one of the best science fiction movies I’ve watched in the recent years.  It was just absolutely spectacular that I required myself to open my eyes so wide and nurture it with the breathtaking sequences happening on the screen. In fact, I somehow looked like an Ape while watching the film. Funny how I imagined my friends(who were creeped out by the Primates) if they’d seen me with an Ape’s face smiling, while sitting just right next to them.Haha!

So, what did I like about Rise of the Planets of the Apes?? I liked everything. The breathtaking scenery especially from shots above tall trees. The cinematography, the seamless editing, well developed characters, the superb acting performances from James Franco and John Lithgow but most importantly the story. There were definitely flaws in the movie but you can’t hardly notice them for the story is really engaging.

I also have to commend three more things. An animal’s emotion was brilliantly delivered in this film through the star, the ape, the one and only “Caesar“. His eyes, his actions and facial expression made the movie emotionally stirring that I can’t help but feel bad to what he’s been going through. If he was only real he’ll surely give James Franco a run for his money.

I would also like to commend the geeks behind the CGI technology used on the primates – I almost forgot those creatures weren’t real. Meaning no animals were harmed in the making of the movie. Lastly, kudos to Rupert Wyatt for the awesome direction that all in all -I’m “ALL RISE” for the Rise of the Planets of the Apes!

(Cross-published in Cinegang.ph.)