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Overall B-

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.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.

Talk to your kids about…

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Once they are free from their cages, how do the different primates react to the humans? Why do some seem more intent on enacting revenge? Are their reactions very humanlike?

What are the dangers of drug development? What are the advantages? How can companies ethically test their products? Should animals be used in that process? What are the alternatives?

How does this movie tie itself to the previous Planet of the Ape films?

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