Stars: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton & Andy Serkis
So, here it is, finally, in all it's glory - a review, for you, a whole… oooooh, four weeks late? I have to say for me, this film's a nay. It's not that it's a bad film, just that it's not up my alley. It entertained alright, I didn't have to switch it off midway (which has happened in the past!) but it just seemed a little… predictable. Human race suppresses, uses and enrages an "inferior" race. Inferior race seeks freedom and revenge and effectively starts ruling the planet. That's that. Sound cynical don't I? Trust me, I'm not. I can see why people might enjoy it, but it's just not my style. Sci-fi never really was. But some other real downers, for me were…
- The special effects. At points in this movie, I felt like I was watching somebody play a video game. Especially the scenes where the apes are entering the Gen-sys building and then again when they're destroying the Golden Gate Bridge. It looked far from realistic (I know, I know, it isn't real and they can't exactly get real apes running riots. But still.) and that spoilt half my fun. The film didn't make me believe.
- Miss Pinto. It's great seeing an Asian face in mainstream Hollywood but I think she's completely and utterly wasted on this film. I don't think she ever speaks more than one line?
-Tom Felton, the famed Malfoy of Harry Potter appears to have turned up in exactly the same character. Sly, slimy and downright spiteful. Does he have any more colours to show?
If sci-fi, apes and good-looking leads do it for you, don't let my review put you off. I'd say little baby Caesar made this film worthwhile for me. Nawwww look at him, isn't he a wonder.