The CGI effects are amazing! The apes, chimps, orangatangs, monkeys all look so real, which makes some of the scenes hard to watch: how they are treated.
This is the prequel to how apes have become the leaders, and humans their slaves. Although Dr.Will Rodman (James Franco) intention is a good one, he to me is almost a mad scientist with no conscience or ethic. Okay, when someone has an ailing parent with dementia, to find a cure is honourable, but at what cost? True, some medical discoveries were made even by self administrations, but is it necessary here? or conveniently so just to tell a story: a brilliant neuro-scientist, a baby ape housed in a family-oriented neighbourhood, with a dementia father taking care of it ….
Okay, Dr. Rodman works for big drug company, and even after a big mess. Bright-eyes, his test-subject has gone beserk, shot dead on the board table! Great scene, the tension is great! Caesar(Andy Serkis)’s mom was Bright-eyes, so is now an orphan. Will takes him home and Caesar becomes part of the family. Caesar is super smart ( he can even do number 2 on his own) because of his mom. Anyway, Caesar is all grown up, and starts to understand how humans see him, or will always see him as. He gets into a fight and got lock up in animal control shelter (there are a lot of them ?!). Bad treatments = Revolution!
Don’t get me wrong, the CGI is marvelous! the story …