Two quick reviews…
Simple, straightforward, classic storytelling. The hero is likeable, his romantic interest lovely, and the bad guy is really bad. Grade: B+
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
I was always a fan of the original with Charlton Heston: “Get your stinking paws off me,
you damned dirty ape!” Doesn’t get much better than that.
I went into the new one with high hopes — and they were not let down. An interesting premise, good acting — even from the CGI department — and fine storytelling. Grade: A