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FILM DETAILS Certificate Cast Andy Serkis James Franco Freida Pinto John Lithgow David Oyelowo Brian Cox Tom Felton Directors Rupert Wyatt Screenwriters Rick Jaffa Amanda Silver Running Time 105 minutes
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Oh, oobee doo, he wants to be like yoo-hoo-hoo
Plot 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. Verdict 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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