Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011- DVD / Blu-ray Release Date Set in Dec.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing its most successful film of 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” on DVD and Blu-ray in the US on December 13, 2011. Both releases will contain extra bonus materials such as Deleted Scenes, Ape Facts, Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt, Character Concept Art Gallery, Three Theatrical Trailers and many more.

In spite of everything remakes, TV shows, documentaries, comics and more, having all apparently faded away by the early 20s, it's strange that Twentieth Century Fox would endeavor and reboot this series with a prequel of sorts. Although the film absolutely isn't needed, it tries to fill in the facts on the rebellion of a smart ape takeover of Earth. If you are unfamiliar with the concept in the Planet of the Apes franchise, Rupert Wyatt’s reboot will make little sense.

The film tells the story of Will Rodman (played by James Franco) who is a scientist working on a new drug that just may cure Alzheimer's. Will and his team are testing this drug on chimpanzees. In the process they discover that this drug may not only cure brain cells but also it may enhance brainpower. One of the test chimpanzees gets free in a very intense situation and eventually put down. It turns out that she has given birth to a baby chimp named Caesar. Reluctantly, Will decides to take the chimp home while a colleague tries to find him a shelter. The chimp displays extraordinary talents so Will decides to keep and raise him. However, due to an act of violence by the chimp Will is forced to give up him to an "Ape Sanctuary". As Will focus on trying to save his father’s “Charles” (played by John Lithgow who has infected with Alzheimer deices) life and bring chimp back home but chimp starts setting up a revolution.

In the original franchise chimpanzees were bred to be pets as a disease had destroyed dogs and cats but this film uses a disease to make chimpanzees smart. The cast is generally quite well, with two notable performances and one fairly uncertain choice. James Franco is serious as the scientist and Freida Pinto is pretty authentic as the zoo veterinarian who ends up caring chimp after a wound becomes Franco's love interest.

The visual effects are absolutely brilliant. The facial expressions that appear so believably, the chimpanzees have remarkably realistic expressions and their feelings are clearly visible.

This movie not being related to either the original series or the Horrid remake, It stands on its own both in terms of narrative and in terms of presentation.

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