Friday, August 5, 2011
Apes Have Risen...
...and it was every bit as epic as I had hoped it would be.
From start to finish, I was completely entertained. The acting was good, the action was great, and WETA Digital shows us once again why they are, without question, the best digital effects team in the world. Amazing special effects.
What I really liked about the movie was the tie-ins to the series that this movie is a prequel to.
For instance, at one point in time they show a news clip where the Icarus is taking off for it's mission to Mars. For those that don't know (or don't remember) the Icarus was the ship that Chartlon Heston's character, Taylor, crashed onto the Planet of the Apes in the original movie. A few scenes later in this movie, a newspaper is shown with the headline "LOST IN SPACE" and then an article that appears to be about Taylor's Icarus. Which shows us the correlation between this movie and the series.
I also liked the use of "Get your paws off of me you damned dirty ape!!" It fit well, and when you see this one you will see why.
Overall, amazing movie, and I'm definitely glad I went to see it when I did. Great stuff!!!!
Posted by Gimpdiggity at 2:34 AM