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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Will Rodman (James Franco) thinks he has found the cure for brain related illness, such as Alzheimer's Disease. His early experiments on primates look very promising... until he discovers the treatment has given his subjects extra intelligence. Now the apes are smart enough to rebel and desire to reign over their human oppressors. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 05 Aug 2011
Video Release: 13 Dec 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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This movie is a remake of a1968-1973 franchise. The first film in that series (Planet of the Apes) was updated in 2001. In The Secret of NIHM, lab rats also acquire enough intelligence to escape from their human captors.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: 13 December 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes releases to home video on December 13, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- The Pre-vis for The Future

- Ape Facts (Chimpanzee, Gorilla, and Orangutan)

- Character Concept Art Gallery

- Three Theatrical Trailers

- Capturing Caesar – Script to Screen

- Audio Commentaries

- Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis

- Deleted Scenes

- Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene

- A New Generation of Apes

- Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries

- Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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