'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' stays true to the original
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Published: 12/6/2011 6:15 PM
Print this article The 1968 film "Planet of the Apes" has one of the most confounding twists in movie history that still resonates more than 40 years after its release. So it likely comes as no surprise that the 2011 origin story "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" does the beloved franchise well. The new release DVD hits shelves December 13.
Will Rodman (James Franco) is a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's disease. As part of the research, his team performs test on chimpanzees. However, after one of the subjects acts erratically all of the chimps are ordered to be killed. Will manages to save one, names his Caesar and raises him as a pet.
Due to the testing done on his mother, Caesar is much smarter than an average chimpanzee. Eventually, Caesar is captured but manages to escape and sets in motion a series of events that could change the course of human history.
The movie paints a dystopian future and is one in a long line of sci-fi films that have done the same. Some of the best, most recent, examples are "I Am Legend" and "Children of Men."
Children of Men Anamorphic Widescreen DVD$10.99
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes DVD$10.99
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