I love the whole planet of the apes, the old series (film) in 1968 with Charlton Heston, then the added remake in 2001, directed by Tim Burton, then this film was mind-blowing and the storyline was unbelievably satfisying James Franco was believable as the scientist urging to cure his fathers (John Lithgow) Alzeimers and playing as his girlfriend newly found actress from Slum-Dog-Millionaire Frieda Pinto.
Andy Serkis as Cesaer (the Ape) was brilliant, one thing better than the film was watching how the film itself was made and filmed, watching the silent-exterior expressions of the ape, was like he was in your presence and a cold shiver of reality was a shock when the credits appeared on the screen.
This film was in now way a disapointment, i had read the book before hand and when i watched this film it was great.
Jack Nicholson was magnificent, it was one of those films that when it ended i felt like i had been there and forgotten where i was, it's rare for a film to feel like that for me!
The story line was great, the script was stringed well together and the actors fit their characters brilliantly.
For an honest review i would say it was mediocre untill the end when it left you at a complete feeling of 'WOW'!
One of my personal favourites!
This film i saw in the cinema, it was worth watching and very capturing. I enjoyed it, the filming was brilliant and very unique slow motion and grayscale-medium shots. The music was sycronised well and i have always loved the theme tune.
I would say, you have to be in the mood to enjoy this film. The humour and relationship between actors and characters are fab, it comes through and creates a great atmosphere.
A film for everyone