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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)


Starring: James Franco, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis
Director: Rupert Wyatt

Premise:
A scientist trying to cure Alzheimer's takes a baby chimp home to raise when the project is shut down. The chimp becomes an ultra intelligent being. After the chimp attacks a neighbor he is sent to an ape shelter, where he leads a revolution of the species to take on the abusive humans.

My Take:
I've never been a fan of the Apes flicks but after seeing this on so many best of lists I decided to give it a chance. 
I was engrossed in the first two-thirds of the movie watching the chimp develop and eventually break free from his abusive captors. But the final act became a bit too action oriented for me. Still I've watched far worse movies.
And I love the seeds planted for future movies in this franchise.


Rating: In the middle








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