Predictably good. Maybe that’s not an expected review but its the best kind. The sequel to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes is just perfect, in every way imaginable. Great characters, solid story and a great tie in with the previous movie.
Before watching this film, you have to be relaxed. If you take away the action elements of the movie, it quickly shifts from an adventure to a drama. Some parts of the story are predictable and that’s good, there is nothing bad in ability to anticipate certain events in the movie and follow through. Of course, its not totally predictable and you get a fair share of surprises while watching, but you never feel that there was a break or a jump to some other story. Its consistent, good and very solid.
Its been years since apes have seen or heard any humans, they’ve built their small scale society, introduced rules and continued to live in a large community. The peace is interrupted when local group of survivors wants to restart the generator in the dam that is located near apes village.
Current imdb rating: 7.9/10
TrekNexus rating: 8/10
The 3D renderings of the apes should become industry standard and viewers should not accept anything less at any point. The James Franco’s character cameo was great. It may have something to do with the Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco but every time there was a reference to the James Franco’s character in the film, the intro song from the roast kept playing in my head. At this point, any character played by JF is JF.