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Blu-ray Review: Thrilling, Satisfying ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

29 December 2011 9:17 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Have a gift card burning a hole in your wallet? Want a new movie? There are few better options for new release Blu-rays than Fox’s stellar reboot, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” one of the most surprising critical and commercial smashes of 2011. The special features are extensive and impressive and the movie holds up remarkably on repeat viewing. Expertly directed by Rupart Wyatt, who perfectly choreographs amazing cinematography and effects work,and featuring a landmark mo-cap performance from Andy Serkis, this isn’t just a must-see, it’s a must-own.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

After Tim Burton’s sterile “Planet of the Apes” in 2001, who would have guessed that we would get an entry in the same franchise that not only works creatively but, on a filmmaking level, is the best of the entire series? The 1968 original will always have the pop culture influence that makes it the sentimental favorite, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Top 10 films of 2011: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

22 December 2011 10:51 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A film from which few were expecting much turned into one of the blockbuster treats of 2011. Mark salutes Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes...

 

Over the past few weeks, Den Of Geek writers have been voting for the films of the year. It's a democratic vote, which inevitably means that things end up in a slightly funny order that not one individual writer is likely to fully agree with. But it's still a fine list. Here's the one with the most hairy animals in it...

5th place:

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

With more and more franchise reboots being announced left and right, seemingly on a weekly basis, you can still count the number of truly great reboots on one hand, even if you include Jj Abrams' Star Trek, which was more of an alternate-universe sequel than a fresh start. And this year, Christopher Nolan's »

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Will Speech Be a Factor in Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel?

22 December 2011 7:24 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Even if you haven't seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you probably noticed in the trailers and other promotional footage that none of the apes spoke in this Planet of the Apes prequel. While speech is a cornerstone of the franchise starting with its 1969 debut movie, we don't want to spoil whether the apes do in fact learn to speak in Rise (though, after earning a surprising $481 million in worldwide box office, we recognize that plenty of you know already or are figuring it out as the movie has debuted at the top of the national home sales chart this week). Now that Fox is prepping a sequel to the prequel (a presequel?), will speech play a larger part in the next installment?

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Amanda Silver | Rick Jaffa | Rise of the Planet of the Apes »

- Ryan Gowland

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When Apes Rise Again…Will They Speak?

21 December 2011 10:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The award for the summer blockbuster that surprised most people this year easily belongs to Rupert Wyatt’s Rise Of The The Planet Of The Apes. Not much was expected of the prequel after Tim Burton’s 2001 overblown science-fiction effort brought the franchise to its knees, but The Escapist helmer gave movie fans a thrilling adventure film. Aided by Andy Serkis superb motion-capture performance as Ceaser, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes has even been talked about as the first film to garner an Academy Award nomination for an actor in that particular growing art-form.

Now with Wyatt confirmed as director for the follow-up, screenwriters for the film and the forthcoming sequel, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, have spoken about the question on everyone’s lips after Ceaser finally spoke a word at the films finale… Will the apes learn to talk?

We’re working on the sequel right now, »

- Craig Hunter

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Will Apes Speak in Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel?

20 December 2011 5:43 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We know that the apes in the "Planet of the Apes" franchise eventually start speaking, but in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," most of the story was done without any dialogue. Now, during a podcast, writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver commented on whether the apes would be able to speak in the sequel. "We're working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, and so the excitement is . I'm not gonna tell you, but . are they gonna talk or not?," teased Silver. "Part of the challenge was how to get across what was happening between the apes without words. In the end I think it was a good challenge for us. It created better storytelling." It seems that the apes will still struggle with speech in the sequel, which means that it will pick up almost immediately after "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." If that's the case, »

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Will the Apes Speak in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel?

20 December 2011 3:08 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the most pleasant surprises of 2011 was Rise of the Planet of the Apes. While most expected it to be that forgettable monkey movie with James Franco, director Rupert Wyatt crafted one of the most enthralling films of the year. Fox has nabbed both Wyatt and actor Andy Serkis to return for a sequel, and all parties involved are hard at work on crafting the story. Screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver recently confirmed that they’re working on the sequel script, and they spoke a bit about what they’ve got planned, including the possibility of having the Apes talk. Hit the jump to see what they had to say. It’s already been confirmed that Fox is planning not one, but multiple sequels to Rise (which is a very good thing if Wyatt stays involved), but how far the story would be advancing for the next film »

- Adam Chitwood

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Caesar Is Home But Will Apes Speak In 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Sequel?

20 December 2011 2:35 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of the big questions when entering this summer's surprisingly entertaining "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was whether or not the apes, led by fuzzy rebel commander Caesar (played by Andy Serkis), would end up speaking in the movie. As it turns out (and we don't know if we really should issue a spoiler warning for a movie that opened in August, but here goes), Caesar does develop the ability to speak. But the other apes remained mute. But that could change, according to the film's screenwriters (who are hard at work on the sequel). Speaking in a podcast with Jeff Goldsmith (via Bleeding Cool), "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver -- apparently not joking when they said the sequel will be called "Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Part Two"  -- addressed the question of whether the other apes »

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Aural Issues Arise In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ & ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Sequel

20 December 2011 2:13 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“What does that mean?” “Rise… I think…”

Having seen both the six-minute prologue and a terrific trailer in less than five days, my hopes for The Dark Knight Rises are at an all-time high. But there is a nagging, legitimate concern — Bane’s voice. It’s been the recurring complaint about an otherwise impressive opening scene, and even his brief dialogue in the preview took a second listen to fully grasp. Now, scrolling back ten seconds on a YouTube cursor is a minor inconvenience; not having a chance to rewind in a movie theater is a whole different matter.

Christopher Nolan doesn’t seem to be among those anxious about hearing Tom Hardy, however. THR tells us that , although one insider is “scared to death” when it comes to “the Bane problem,” and in spite of Warners’ desire for the sound mix to change, he’ll only alter things “slightly. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Sounds Like "Apes" Will Talk In The Sequel

20 December 2011 12:04 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Fox already quickly moving on assembling a sequel to Rupert Wyatt‘s well-received "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", the film's scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver let slip to podcaster Jeff Goldsmith (via Bleeding Cool) one thing we might see in the follow-up:

"We’re working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, and so the excitement is – I’m not gonna tell you, but – are they gonna talk or not? Part of the challenge was how to get across what was happening between the apes without words. In the end I think it was a good challenge for us. It created better storytelling."

The duo also mentioned a possible title "Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Part Two" however it was apparently said more in jest. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sounds Like "Apes" Will Talk In The Sequel

20 December 2011 12:04 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Fox already quickly moving on assembling a sequel to Rupert Wyatt‘s well-received "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", the film's scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver let slip to podcaster Jeff Goldsmith (via Bleeding Cool) one thing we might see in the follow-up:

"We’re working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, and so the excitement is – I’m not gonna tell you, but – are they gonna talk or not? Part of the challenge was how to get across what was happening between the apes without words. In the end I think it was a good challenge for us. It created better storytelling."

The duo also mentioned a possible title "Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Part Two" however it was apparently said more in jest. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Screenwriters Talk About Speech in the Sequel

20 December 2011 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Fox is already at work pulling together a film to follow Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which became a surprise audience and critical favorite this summer. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, writers on Rise, are writing the next film, which Wyatt is currently slated to direct. We don't know any specifics about the sequel at this point, despite the fact that Wyatt has said a lot of things about where it could possibly go. But the screenwriters recently made one comment that fans of the film might find interesting. That's below, and I suppose it's worth noting that really talking about their comment requires some spoilers for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Jaffa and Silver spoke to screenwriter podcaster Jeff Goldsmith [1] (pointed out by Bleeding Cool [2]) and said specifically about the sequel, We’re working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, »

- Russ Fischer

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Stop Talking You Damn Dirty Rising Apes!

20 December 2011 9:27 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I suppose this could fall under spoiler territory so be forewarned, but, lets be honest, if you didn't know the franchise was heading in this direction then you probably have no interest in this article anyway.Bleeding Cool is reporting that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, who wrote Rise of the Planet of the Apes, are hard at work on the sequel. The title as of now is Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Part 2. I know, that's wicked clever, however, I'm sure it will change.If you saw Rise of the Apes then you know Caesar speaks towards the end. (If you haven't seen it then I just spoiled that for you, but I told you in the beginning of this article that I would be doing that so it's really your own fault.) At any rate, Jaffa and Silver were on the Jeff Goldsmith Podcast and »

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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Writers Timeline Sequel

20 December 2011 8:24 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

One of the great things about Rise of the Planet of the Apes was that we all thought we knew how the film would end. Everyone was dead wrong. Rise screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver recently chatted it up on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith where they revealed plans for the sequel. While we know humanity will eventually become near extinct, what perpetuated the switch and will bridge the second prequel that will lead into the original Planet of the Apes? "We're working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, and so the excitement is I'm not gonna tell you, but are they gonna talk or not? Part of the challenge was how to get across what was happening between the apes without words. In the end I think it was a good challenge for us. It created better storytelling." »

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel: Apes Will...Talk?

20 December 2011 2:46 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The most memorable scene in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was probably when mistreated chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis) finally had enough abuse and retaliated while shouting "Noooooo" at his tormentor. Of course knowing where this story will eventually go, this is clearly a precursor to all of the apes speaking when they ascend to power. But will they be chatting away as soon as the first follow up comes along? In today's Q & A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast screenwriter Amanda Silver speaks a little about the sequel. She says that the title will be "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: Part Two" but is most likely joking or just unwilling to discuss the real title (if they have one yet). She also says.. We’re working on the sequel right now, to the prequel, and so the excitement is – I’m not gonna tell you, but – are »

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Director Offers Details on Sequel

16 December 2011 4:21 PM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprise hit, earning a surprising $481 million worldwide while becoming one of the most successful comic book movies of the summer. So it came as no surprise when 20th Century Fox decided to lock down actor Andy Serkis (who played the ape Caesar through motion-capture), co-producers and screenwriters Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa and director Rupert Wyatt for a sequel last month, and then admitted over two weeks ago that all a Rise sequel required was a "great script".

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Link | Posted 12/17/2011 by Ryan

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- Ryan Gowland

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – The DVD Review

15 December 2011 9:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes took a lot of movie geeks (including myself) by surprise this past summer. The film’s marketing and promotion were low-key and, especially after Tim Burton’s despised ’02 remake, expectations were in the gutter. The end result though was a surprisingly entertaining sci-fi thriller, both exciting and genuinely moving, thanks to a strong script, flawless special effects work and a typically terrific motion-capture performance from Andy Serkis as Caesar. It’s not difficult to notice that the apes were created with the help of a computer but the emotion they show and how their relationships advance during the movie is impressive. Now the film is available on DVD and Blu-Ray. I was only given the DVD to review the extras on and it’s a good example of how studios are short-changing their DVD releases in terms of extras in the hopes of »

- Tom Stockman

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

15 December 2011 2:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

When I first saw Planet of the Apes, I was struck by the bleak tone given it by director Franklin J. Schaffner, which seemed to fit the story of astronauts trapped on a world that ultimately proved to be Earth. I was stunned into silence, feeling morose and excited by the adventure right down to the slow reveal at the end.

Ever since, I have always felt the sequels and remakes totally missed the mark, none of them ever quire finding a vision to match the original. It’s probably one reason it has continued to endure long after most people put the Tim Burton remake out of their minds.

The sense of style and empty future evoked by the first film is also absent in the prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which came out on DVD this week. This film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, does a »

- Mike Gold

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Win A Copy Of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download Combo Pack

13 December 2011 1:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other when Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 13th. From the Oscar-winning® visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings comes revolutionary new ground . a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

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- Movie Geeks

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray review

12 December 2011 11:40 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

We’re all pretty much onboard with this one, right?

I mean, there are varying degrees of appreciation, and I certainly have some issues with the script, but I was hard-pressed to find anyone who outright hated Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was...kind of nice, actually. So while I don’t buy that a laboratory wouldn’t know one of its apes was pregnant (much less had given birth), or that James Franco wouldn’t tell Freida Pinto (or she wouldn’t ask) about where Caesar came from for five years, or that a laboratory wouldn’t quarantine and keep tabs on a technician who was exposed to an experimental medicine, the film is still damn entertaining, and has a pretty decent emotional arc as well. All of the stuff involving Caesar and his slow assembly of the army of apes is fantastic, genuinely rousing, and »

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Blu-Ray Review: A Genuine Contender for Film of the Year

12 December 2011 7:01 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Thinking back to this year’s releases, there are few films that really stand out as particularly dazzling examples of the modern industry. Bogged down by the race to make the first essential 3D live-action film, and stuck with the usual problems of cliches and regurgitated content (too many sequels, too many remakes), the industry inspired few hugely memorable moments. There were however a number of surprisingly impressive hits: The Artist was glorious at Cannes, and will be again on the big screen, Drive was ludicrous and diverting and Tin-Tin was one of the best family films Spielberg has ever made, nuanced, wonderfully crafted and incredibly charming. But the film which landed the biggest surprising punch this year so far was definitely Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the prequel that sought to explain exactly how the monkeys came to be in charge.

My initial problem with the concept »

- Simon Gallagher

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