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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • 2011
  • PG-13
  • 105min
  • 81%
  • 7.6 / 10

Dr. William Rodman tests a drug on chimpanzees in order to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. One chimp, Bright Eyes shows increased intelligence but then riots, forcing the researchers to kill her. Rodman's boss ends the project, but he keeps Caesar, the baby chimp that Bright Eyes gave birth to after she was given the drug. Caesar has the intelligence that his mother had due to receiving the drug in utero. Caesar grows up and learns of his origins. Due to fighting, he is sent to a primate shelter. He befriends the other apes there and claims the top position in the group. Caesar gets a more advanced version of the drug he took and gives it to all the apes, enhancing their intelligence. They flee the shelter and free the apes in the local zoo. The apes fight with the humans for control of the city.

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The Planet of the Apes series was created in 1963 as a novel titled La Planete des singes by French science fiction author Pierre Boulle. The novel is about three humans who visit a planet in outer space, where apes are the dominant species and humans are animals.


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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a science fiction film that was released on August 5, 2011. The film is a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series that was originally released in the 1960s and 1970s. The film series depicts a world where humans fight with intelligent apes for control of the world. This film is meant to be an origin story for a new series of films. In this film, a chimpanzee named Caesar gets advanced intelligence courtesy of a brain repair drug, and Caesar leads an ape uprising over the humans that control them. The film stars James Franco as Dr. William Rodman, Freida Pinto as Dr. Caroline Aranha, John Lithgow as Charles Rodman, Brian Cox as John Landon, Tom Felton as Dodge Landon, David Oyelowo as Steven Jacobs, and Andy Serkis as Caesar.