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.