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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

A chimpanzee gains human-like intelligence, seeks justice, and leads a simian army to escape captivity.


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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the first installment in the acclaimed reboot of the original saga (started in 1968), following the failure of the first remake in 2001, directed by Tim Burton. This film introduces the character of Caesar (initially played by Roddy McDowall in the original series, and here taken on by Andy Serkis through motion capture), the evolved chimpanzee who starts a revolution against the human race for its subjugation and abuses of his species. This installment breathed new life into the long-standing franchise, with spectacular visual effects, inaugurating a new saga of stories.



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RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is a revolution; an action-packed epic featuring stunning visual effects and creatures unlike anything ever seen before. At the story's heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator (James Franco), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned. Seeking justice, Caesar assembles a simian army and escapes -- putting man and primate on a collision course that could change the planet forever.

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