Will Rodman, researching a cure for Alzheimer’s, takes home a baby chimpanzee after its mother — supposedly a failed experiment — is destroyed. Caesar, the chimp, exhibits near-human intelligence, and comes to question his kind’s place on a human planet. Impounded after attacking a neighbour, Caesar meets other apes and foments rebellion.
A worthy, exciting, emotional addition to the venerable monkey movie marathon. Apes will rise. Sequels are likely.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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