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Rated PG-13 · 104 min. · 2011

Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller


Planet of the Apes was the quintessential thinking man's science-fiction flick, a popcorn actioner born out of the 1960s counterculture movement that entertainingly and provocatively spoke to the issues of racism, class, sexism and humanity's stewardship over the earth. Four sequels and one 2001 remake later, Rise of the Planet of the Apes pays dutiful homage to the 1968 original, yet the real inspirations behind British filmmaker Rupert Wyatt's capable revival reside elsewhere, including more recent animal rights concerns. And, unlike most of its big-budget summer counterparts, this film stimulates brain cells instead of killing them.
Official Site: www.apeswillrise.com
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writer: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, Jamie Moss and Pierre Boulle
Producer: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa
Cast: James Franco, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, David Hewlett, Tyler Labine, Leah Gibson and Jamie Harris

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