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MOVIE REVIEW: “RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES”

Posted in Eye Candy, Movies, Reviews, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

 

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Starring Andy Serkis, James Franco and Freida Pinto

Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

20th Century Fox

 

Warning: don’t go into Rise of the Planet of the Apes this weekend thinking you’re going to see some sort of sci-fi action movie like the original 1968 Apes film. Pamela, the woman sitting beside me at last night’s preview screening, made that mistake and left before the end of the first act, unable to stomach the idea of animals in danger. I suspect she would have had a heart attack had she stayed until the end.

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EXCLUSIVE: “APES” DIRECTOR ON THE INFLUENCE OF “FRANKENSTEIN”

Posted in Movies, News, Sci-Fi with tags , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB had the chance recently to speak to Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the  Apes, who mentioned the film’s parallels to Frankenstein:

To what extent do you feel like Caesar is a modern-day representation of Frankenstein’s monster?

“Yeah, very much so. There’s great echoes in our story of that. The idea that a young chimpanzee, of which there are many real world examples, growing up in a human environment, believing himself to be human even though he looks different. To then find himself cast out and thrown in to be with his own kind, yet he doesn’t belong with them either because he wears clothes, he has human mannerisms, he likes to eat with a knife and fork, all of those things which make him a freak to both sides, that’s classic Frankenstein.”

 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens Aug. 5.

 

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