Planet Of The Apes Featurette
Mimi ON Aug 01, 2011 AT 11:14 am
Last week we managed to see a preview screening of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and it’s safe to say it’s absolutely incredible.
For anyone that loves a epic blockbuster, this film (from the makers of Avatar) hits all the right spots. However, even if you don’t love action epics, the cast (James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis) and the characters’ performances – especially Serkis as the ape Caeser – are brilliant. The film shows that with the right actors (and some killer special effects) you don’t need words to portray a storyline as the apes in the film don’t speak (much!) throughout.
The story shows the origins to the famous film franchise and follows a scientist (Franco) in present day San Francisco, who’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
Serkis is superb as caeser and the team behind the effects need at least one pat on the back each for their efforts… you genuinely forget that the apes are all created by CGI.
Five stars from us. Catch it in cinemas from 11th August.
Watch a featurette of the making of the film here: