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Planet of The Apes ...is home! - 8/9/2011 11:55:45 PM   
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I wasn't too excited when I first heard about this or even when I saw the the trailer, but through word of mouth I decided to give it a go. And I'm glad I did, as I enjoyed every minute of it with its cleaver nods to the originals! From it's slow build up with an actual story, (transformers cough, cough) to the finale on the bridge I was engrossed! The CGI & Andy Serkis were immense, & the awards sector will have to recognise this soon or later. If I could, I would give it 4.5, as some of the the human character weren't given as much care as the all powerful primates. All in all, great movie!

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RE: Planet of The Apes ...is home! - 10/9/2011 11:34:19 AM   
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Was thinking no no no when first heard about it. But one of the best films i've seen in a long while, really enjoyed it

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Lazy and uninspiring - 13/9/2011 9:04:40 AM   
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Quite disappointed with this after the good reviews it got. I suppose for a Hollywood blockbuster you shouldn't expect something which is too groundbreaking as it has to appeal to the masses. I found the characters cliched and one dimensional... the profit driven boss who only sees a dollar sign at the end of all the suffering he heaps on the test monkeys, the good scientist who is in a race against time to find a cure for his sick father (how coincidental it is that his Dad is suffering from the disease he has been studying since college... as he would have to be to be positioned at the forefront of medical research in that field), and the bratty employee at the monkey sanctuary who exerts his dominance on the monkeys and gets his comeupance.

The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.

Don't get me started on Hollywood science. I couldn't swallow how a behaviour drug suddenly enabled Caesar to make a physiological change and grow vocal cords. How can such a dramatic change happen in just one generation. Don't let the laws of nature and physics get in the way of a good story. And when he said "Caesar home now" I nearly threw my popcorn at the screen. Cheese fest in the extreme.

To sum up, yes I was expecting escapism, but not to fly in the face of reality. I don't like films which can be picked apart completely in the car journey on the way home. My judge of how good a film is comes from how long you discuss it with your fellow movie goers. We had stopped talking about it 10 minutes later and will not mention it again whereas 'Project Nim' remains a hot topic of conversation 7 days later. Watch this if you want to see a good film about intelligent monkeys.

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Lazy and uninspiring - 13/9/2011 9:04:44 AM   
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Quite disappointed with this after the good reviews it got. I suppose for a Hollywood blockbuster you shouldn't expect something which is too groundbreaking as it has to appeal to the masses. I found the characters cliched and one dimensional... the profit driven boss who only sees a dollar sign at the end of all the suffering he heaps on the test monkeys, the good scientist who is in a race against time to find a cure for his sick father (how coincidental it is that his Dad is suffering from the disease he has been studying since college... as he would have to be to be positioned at the forefront of medical research in that field), and the bratty employee at the monkey sanctuary who exerts his dominance on the monkeys and gets his comeupance.

The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.

Don't get me started on Hollywood science. I couldn't swallow how a behaviour drug suddenly enabled Caesar to make a physiological change and grow vocal cords. How can such a dramatic change happen in just one generation. Don't let the laws of nature and physics get in the way of a good story. And when he said "Caesar home now" I nearly threw my popcorn at the screen. Cheese fest in the extreme.

To sum up, yes I was expecting escapism, but not to fly in the face of reality. I don't like films which can be picked apart completely in the car journey on the way home. My judge of how good a film is comes from how long you discuss it with your fellow movie goers. We had stopped talking about it 10 minutes later and will not mention it again whereas 'Project Nim' remains a hot topic of conversation 7 days later. Watch this if you want to see a good film about intelligent monkeys.

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RE: Best film I have seen in ages - 13/9/2011 9:25:14 AM   
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Its not some dumb 5hit actionier (ie: Transformers, GI Joe etc)
and its noty a film that disappears up its own a55 (ala Nolan films) - It is a perfect mix of effects, story-telling and heart.

Film of the Year



Nolan films aren't known for driving between Chester and Holyhead. IMO the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was the best thing about this film.

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RE: Best film I have seen in ages - 13/9/2011 9:36:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

quote:

ORIGINAL: knave

Its not some dumb 5hit actionier (ie: Transformers, GI Joe etc)
and its noty a film that disappears up its own a55 (ala Nolan films) - It is a perfect mix of effects, story-telling and heart.

Film of the Year



Nolan films aren't known for driving between Chester and Holyhead. IMO the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was the best thing about this film.


hahahah, great response

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 13/9/2011 10:47:07 PM   
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Presumably, in evolutionary scale terms, the increase in mental capacity made the need to be able to express more eloquently the motivator for the evolution of vocal chords, suspending disbelief enough within the already fantastical nature of the film, sudden massively increased intelligence in Caesars MOTHER created some differences in the gestation process that would facilitate speech. Ie, the body leapt forwards in physical developmental terms to catch up with the need to express, and over Caesars life, the process continued to develop because he was actively communicated with in hand signals and speech.

He spoke for the first time at a time of great trauma, as the time of greatest need.

Or something.

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 12:00:15 AM   
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quote:

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Presumably, in evolutionary scale terms, the increase in mental capacity made the need to be able to express more eloquently the motivator for the evolution of vocal chords, suspending disbelief enough within the already fantastical nature of the film, sudden massively increased intelligence in Caesars MOTHER created some differences in the gestation process that would facilitate speech. Ie, the body leapt forwards in physical developmental terms to catch up with the need to express, and over Caesars life, the process continued to develop because he was actively communicated with in hand signals and speech.

He spoke for the first time at a time of great trauma, as the time of greatest need.

Or something.

Apes talking,imagine....

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 1:27:33 AM   
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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 10:53:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

Quite disappointed with this after the good reviews it got. I suppose for a Hollywood blockbuster you shouldn't expect something which is too groundbreaking as it has to appeal to the masses. I found the characters cliched and one dimensional... the profit driven boss who only sees a dollar sign at the end of all the suffering he heaps on the test monkeys, the good scientist who is in a race against time to find a cure for his sick father (how coincidental it is that his Dad is suffering from the disease he has been studying since college... as he would have to be to be positioned at the forefront of medical research in that field), and the bratty employee at the monkey sanctuary who exerts his dominance on the monkeys and gets his comeupance.

The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.

Don't get me started on Hollywood science. I couldn't swallow how a behaviour drug suddenly enabled Caesar to make a physiological change and grow vocal cords. How can such a dramatic change happen in just one generation. Don't let the laws of nature and physics get in the way of a good story. And when he said "Caesar home now" I nearly threw my popcorn at the screen. Cheese fest in the extreme.

To sum up, yes I was expecting escapism, but not to fly in the face of reality. I don't like films which can be picked apart completely in the car journey on the way home. My judge of how good a film is comes from how long you discuss it with your fellow movie goers. We had stopped talking about it 10 minutes later and will not mention it again whereas 'Project Nim' remains a hot topic of conversation 7 days later. Watch this if you want to see a good film about intelligent monkeys.


**Spoilers**

What jobloffski said.

To be fair, Franco's character could've chosen Alzheimer's as his specialist field precisely because his dad was diagnosed with the condition if it first appeared while he was in school / uni. Also, the "cure" for Alzheimer's wouldn't be a behavioural drug as it's not a behavioural problem .

And they do explicitly state at one point that the drug results in physiological change: they just happened to have only looked at the brain structure rather than vocal chords or spinal region (giving them the ability to stand / walk upright near the end).

While most of the human characters didn't really undergo much development throughout the film, they were rightly peripheral - it was Caesar and the other apes who were the focus of the story.

All in all, it's my favourite film of the year so far.




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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 1:33:27 PM   
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How much scientific explaination do people want in a film about talking apes?

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 3:26:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: FoximusPrime

quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

Quite disappointed with this after the good reviews it got. I suppose for a Hollywood blockbuster you shouldn't expect something which is too groundbreaking as it has to appeal to the masses. I found the characters cliched and one dimensional... the profit driven boss who only sees a dollar sign at the end of all the suffering he heaps on the test monkeys, the good scientist who is in a race against time to find a cure for his sick father (how coincidental it is that his Dad is suffering from the disease he has been studying since college... as he would have to be to be positioned at the forefront of medical research in that field), and the bratty employee at the monkey sanctuary who exerts his dominance on the monkeys and gets his comeupance.

The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.

Don't get me started on Hollywood science. I couldn't swallow how a behaviour drug suddenly enabled Caesar to make a physiological change and grow vocal cords. How can such a dramatic change happen in just one generation. Don't let the laws of nature and physics get in the way of a good story. And when he said "Caesar home now" I nearly threw my popcorn at the screen. Cheese fest in the extreme.

To sum up, yes I was expecting escapism, but not to fly in the face of reality. I don't like films which can be picked apart completely in the car journey on the way home. My judge of how good a film is comes from how long you discuss it with your fellow movie goers. We had stopped talking about it 10 minutes later and will not mention it again whereas 'Project Nim' remains a hot topic of conversation 7 days later. Watch this if you want to see a good film about intelligent monkeys.


**Spoilers**

What jobloffski said.

To be fair, Franco's character could've chosen Alzheimer's as his specialist field precisely because his dad was diagnosed with the condition if it first appeared while he was in school / uni. Also, the "cure" for Alzheimer's wouldn't be a behavioural drug as it's not a behavioural problem .

And they do explicitly state at one point that the drug results in physiological change: they just happened to have only looked at the brain structure rather than vocal chords or spinal region (giving them the ability to stand / walk upright near the end).

While most of the human characters didn't really undergo much development throughout the film, they were rightly peripheral - it was Caesar and the other apes who were the focus of the story.

All in all, it's my favourite film of the year so far.





no no no no no. Vocal chords don't just sprout out of nothing, and for them to be present after one generation of genetic mutation is scientifically impossible. Perhaps after about a million years it might be possible, but not a couple of generations. The film would have had more credibility IMO if they had steered clear of the whole talking apes thing.

I'm really glad those of you who can suspend your disbelief enjoyed this film. As I am a research scientist, I can't, so I didn't.

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 3:36:21 PM   
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I shared a crate of beer with a monkey once. When we finished it the monkey sang me a Lady Gaga medley and then made sweet love to me. Apes, however, are different.

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 4:15:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

quote:

ORIGINAL: FoximusPrime

quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

Quite disappointed with this after the good reviews it got. I suppose for a Hollywood blockbuster you shouldn't expect something which is too groundbreaking as it has to appeal to the masses. I found the characters cliched and one dimensional... the profit driven boss who only sees a dollar sign at the end of all the suffering he heaps on the test monkeys, the good scientist who is in a race against time to find a cure for his sick father (how coincidental it is that his Dad is suffering from the disease he has been studying since college... as he would have to be to be positioned at the forefront of medical research in that field), and the bratty employee at the monkey sanctuary who exerts his dominance on the monkeys and gets his comeupance.

The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.

Don't get me started on Hollywood science. I couldn't swallow how a behaviour drug suddenly enabled Caesar to make a physiological change and grow vocal cords. How can such a dramatic change happen in just one generation. Don't let the laws of nature and physics get in the way of a good story. And when he said "Caesar home now" I nearly threw my popcorn at the screen. Cheese fest in the extreme.

To sum up, yes I was expecting escapism, but not to fly in the face of reality. I don't like films which can be picked apart completely in the car journey on the way home. My judge of how good a film is comes from how long you discuss it with your fellow movie goers. We had stopped talking about it 10 minutes later and will not mention it again whereas 'Project Nim' remains a hot topic of conversation 7 days later. Watch this if you want to see a good film about intelligent monkeys.


**Spoilers**

What jobloffski said.

To be fair, Franco's character could've chosen Alzheimer's as his specialist field precisely because his dad was diagnosed with the condition if it first appeared while he was in school / uni. Also, the "cure" for Alzheimer's wouldn't be a behavioural drug as it's not a behavioural problem .

And they do explicitly state at one point that the drug results in physiological change: they just happened to have only looked at the brain structure rather than vocal chords or spinal region (giving them the ability to stand / walk upright near the end).

While most of the human characters didn't really undergo much development throughout the film, they were rightly peripheral - it was Caesar and the other apes who were the focus of the story.

All in all, it's my favourite film of the year so far.





no no no no no. Vocal chords don't just sprout out of nothing, and for them to be present after one generation of genetic mutation is scientifically impossible. Perhaps after about a million years it might be possible, but not a couple of generations. The film would have had more credibility IMO if they had steered clear of the whole talking apes thing.

I'm really glad those of you who can suspend your disbelief enjoyed this film. As I am a research scientist, I can't, so I didn't.


I completely agree with Narmour. It was completely unrealistic. And what about that scene where Caesar threw a spear? EVERYONE knows that apes don't have full motion of their arms like humans do. Man, I was so angry I forgot I was watching a science fiction film.

Don't even get me started on the original where in the year 4000+, apes are not only talking, but wearing clothes, riding horses and practicising religion.

It's a mad house. A MAD HOUSE.


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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 4:16:59 PM   
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The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.


Um. Granted I have yet to see it, but wasn't Project Nim a documentary?

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 4:23:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

quote:

ORIGINAL: FoximusPrime

quote:

ORIGINAL: narmour

Quite disappointed with this after the good reviews it got. I suppose for a Hollywood blockbuster you shouldn't expect something which is too groundbreaking as it has to appeal to the masses. I found the characters cliched and one dimensional... the profit driven boss who only sees a dollar sign at the end of all the suffering he heaps on the test monkeys, the good scientist who is in a race against time to find a cure for his sick father (how coincidental it is that his Dad is suffering from the disease he has been studying since college... as he would have to be to be positioned at the forefront of medical research in that field), and the bratty employee at the monkey sanctuary who exerts his dominance on the monkeys and gets his comeupance.

The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.

Don't get me started on Hollywood science. I couldn't swallow how a behaviour drug suddenly enabled Caesar to make a physiological change and grow vocal cords. How can such a dramatic change happen in just one generation. Don't let the laws of nature and physics get in the way of a good story. And when he said "Caesar home now" I nearly threw my popcorn at the screen. Cheese fest in the extreme.

To sum up, yes I was expecting escapism, but not to fly in the face of reality. I don't like films which can be picked apart completely in the car journey on the way home. My judge of how good a film is comes from how long you discuss it with your fellow movie goers. We had stopped talking about it 10 minutes later and will not mention it again whereas 'Project Nim' remains a hot topic of conversation 7 days later. Watch this if you want to see a good film about intelligent monkeys.


**Spoilers**

What jobloffski said.

To be fair, Franco's character could've chosen Alzheimer's as his specialist field precisely because his dad was diagnosed with the condition if it first appeared while he was in school / uni. Also, the "cure" for Alzheimer's wouldn't be a behavioural drug as it's not a behavioural problem .

And they do explicitly state at one point that the drug results in physiological change: they just happened to have only looked at the brain structure rather than vocal chords or spinal region (giving them the ability to stand / walk upright near the end).

While most of the human characters didn't really undergo much development throughout the film, they were rightly peripheral - it was Caesar and the other apes who were the focus of the story.

All in all, it's my favourite film of the year so far.





no no no no no. Vocal chords don't just sprout out of nothing, and for them to be present after one generation of genetic mutation is scientifically impossible. Perhaps after about a million years it might be possible, but not a couple of generations. The film would have had more credibility IMO if they had steered clear of the whole talking apes thing.

I'm really glad those of you who can suspend your disbelief enjoyed this film. As I am a research scientist, I can't, so I didn't.

I suppose Trolls don't exist either??

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 6:45:24 PM   
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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 14/9/2011 9:28:37 PM   
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Stop!
Next Patch Adams isnt a real doctor!!
Actually,er back on topic,i thought the "evolution" went well for a blockbuster.It wasnt like someone was just bitten by a spider....

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RE: Planet of The Apes ...is home! - 17/9/2011 2:07:54 PM   
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went to see this last night. truly amazing film. andy serkis was immense as caesar. there was a real sense of physical power and intelligence under a cold calculating control. i really want this story to be developed further.

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RE: Planet of The Apes ...is home! - 17/9/2011 2:10:18 PM   
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is now the most successful film in the franchise and looks set to hit 400 million on a 90 million budget.

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RE: Planet of The Apes ...is home! - 17/9/2011 7:24:26 PM   
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Definitely?

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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 18/9/2011 10:09:38 AM   
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The monkey effects were pretty good, but having watched 'Project Nim' the week before and not even realising that it was a CGI monkey, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' pales into mediocracy.


Um. Granted I have yet to see it, but wasn't Project Nim a documentary?




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RE: Lazy and uninspiring - 22/9/2011 12:04:12 AM   
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Oh god totally agree with everyone else in this thread - talking apes just ruined the film for me. It reminded me of all those other sci-fi films where they travel at the speed of light and shoot lazers out of guns!! Just totally takes me out of the film and spoils it for me!!

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RE: Great Film! - 28/9/2011 4:30:38 PM   
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Finally saw it today, agree with all the hype and positive reviews. Superb film, great to see a big effects heavy blockbuster also have brains, a great story and characters you care for. Caesar is possibly the best example of mo-cap in cinema today and the "damn dirty Apes" moment was classic. 4.5/5

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RE: Great Film! - 28/9/2011 4:40:58 PM   
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Can't believe some idiots didn't like this.

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RE: Great Film! - 28/9/2011 7:27:42 PM   
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Can't believe some idiots didn't like this.


So people who didnt like a film you enjoyed means they are idiots? Sounds like youre the idiot,but then thats hardly news.


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RE: Great Film! - 28/9/2011 8:05:22 PM   
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I think this film, while quite good, received a bit too much praise. Yes, Caesar was the star of the film, I bought that and the personification of him was really good. There were a few emotional moments which really worked like the scenes between Caesar and Lithgow and the one in the chimpanzee shelter. Though Franco's character was acceptable, he remained like every other person in the film completely 2D and thats where I found the biggest problem. Like most people I was siding with the apes which isnt surprising because all the films have some message about humans being viscious and destructive, but I lacked any real sympathy for the humans in this, unlike Taylor, the guy that came after him, hell, even Armando and the Black guy at the end in conquest. I suppose though Franco will die off with the virus which highlights how insignificant he is in the bigger scheme of things.

The virus, while predictable half way in the film, was a solid idea and atleast provided another strand for a sequel to follow- a pandemic and intelligent apes. I wonder what the thread will be in a sequel- will it jump to the future with horse riding gun firing apes or stay in the near future with the fallout of ROTPOTA. I love the abbreviation too.

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RE: Great Film! - 28/9/2011 8:07:09 PM   
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Can't believe some idiots didn't like this.


So people who didnt like a film you enjoyed means they are idiots? Sounds like youre the idiot,but then thats hardly news.



You seen it yet Darth?


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RE: Great Film! - 29/9/2011 1:00:42 AM   
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Can't believe some idiots didn't like this.


So people who didnt like a film you enjoyed means they are idiots? Sounds like youre the idiot,but then thats hardly news.



Are you still here? Troll forest is that-away >>>>

< Message edited by Spaldron -- 29/9/2011 1:01:11 AM >


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RE: Great Film! - 29/9/2011 1:14:53 AM   
Spaldron


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RE: I probably was a little harsh using the term idiots but you'd need some pretty good reasons not to like this film.

And btw how good was John Lithgow? I have to admit I never really expected him to pull off such a serious part (probably from seeing to many 3rd Rock eps) but he really gave a great performance.

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