I didn't really expect much from this movie, as I found none of the "Planet of the Apes" movies really lived up to the original. However I was pleasantly surprised. The story line was very good, and the special effects were amazing. James Franco was completely the star of the show, and Andy Serkis (the ape) did a truly truly magnificent job.
I would suggest you see the original before watching this film, or you may not get some of the links.
Overall a very well done movie.
The concept of this movie seemed simple enough. The world will end, a mystical alien must try and stop it. It had the potential to be a good film, if slightly un-original.
The majority of the movie builds up suspense for the moment in which the earth stands still and, by the time the moment comes, the audience are hanging on the edges of their seats, despite Keanu Reeves' terrible acting. However the moment is ruined by the fact it is over within 20 seconds, and all is once again happy.
Unless you can be easily wowed by rather good special effects, I would not bother with this movie, a complete waste of money.
Films like this, remind me just why I love RDJ. He truly shone in Sherlock Holmes, as sarcasticly clever, yet unruly Holmes. Watson is usually played as a bumbling idiot, only useful at praising Holmes for his brilliance. However, Jude Law played him memorably, as interesting and clever, a character with his own life, and own right to be investigating such cases. All characters, infact, were lovable and I think there was a brilliance in the chemistry between RDJ and Jude Law.
The dialogue was witty, and the action was jam-packed, if a little hard to follow.
Perhaps one of the best adaptations of Sherlock yet, Guy Ritchie has clearly outdone himself, and I cannot wait for the sequel.
I completely fell in-love with this movie.
The story was brilliant, and told in such a beautiful, captivating way. The timeline was all over the place, yet it was still so easy to follow.
Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel both played they're characters so well, I loved Zooeys character Summer in particular.
My rainy-day film, I have watched it so many times, I know most of the lines off by heart!
This film will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and want to fall in love all at the same time.