Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.
|Release Date||:||August 3, 2011|
|Genres||:||Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Ingenious Film Partners, Ingenious Media, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Dune Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III, Chernin Entertainment, Big Screen Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Rupert Wyatt, Jessica Clothier, Andrea Devaux, Christine Wilson, Linda Strathdee|
|Writers||:||Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle|
|Casts||:||James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, Andy Serkis, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine, Jamie Harris, Ty Olsson, David Hewlett, Chelah Horsdal, Jesse Reid, Joey Roche, Madison Bell, Makena Joy, B.J. Harrison, Mattie Hawkinson, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings, Christopher Gordon, Devyn Dalton, Jay Caputo, Leah Gibson, Tracy Spiridakos, Chris Shields, Lauren Watson|
|Plot Keywords||:||intelligence, zoo, cage, dystopia, golden gate bridge, ape, monkey, medical research, alzheimer's disease|
There are so many things right about this movie, the little things that are wrong are easily forgiven. Some slight plot holes, but the film and characters make up for it. The chemistry between Franco and Pinto is weak, however Franco plays his part. Lithgow is always a great asset to any production, and does a great job here.
Albeit you know the chimps are CGI, their eyes look amazing, with depth and personality, and along with their body language and facial animations, you really do forget they are CGI. The music is powerful and tense, and I loved the way it builds up through out the movie. Starting with light orchestra at the beginning, while starting to feel very tribal without overdoing it towards the end.
There are moments that are truly gratifying, and Caeser really steals the show with his evolution through out the movie. The journey Caeser takes really connects and you feel his plight. With moments of thought, heart and action, Rise really hits the mark for the audience it's aiming for.
Excellent entertainment all round!