Rise of the Planet of the Apes

At the story’s heart is Caesar, a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug’s creator, Will Rodman and a primatologist Caroline Aranha, Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. Seeking justice for his fellow inmates, Caesar gives the fellow apes the same drug that he inherited. He then assembles a simian army and escapes – putting man and ape on a collision course that could change the planet forever.

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Actors: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton

Year: 2011

Length: 105 Minutes

Classification: M15+ Violence


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