Sci Fi Movie Podcast Rise of the Planet of the Apes


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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Ian Fults, Jonathan Colbon and Seth Heasley

Podcast length: 56:23

Sci-Fi Movie Podcast - Rise of the Planet of the ApesThis week on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, Rem, Ian and Jonathan are happy to welcome Seth Heasley from the Take Me To Your Reader Podcast to dig deeper into “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” from 2011 and directed by Rupert Wyatt.

The Positive
Seth really liked how ‘Rise’ told the origin story that explained how the 1968 version of the Apes got started, and actually told the origin story better than the original novel. We all agreed that Andy Serkis was a standout in his motion capture and ’emotion capture’ of the character of Caesar. ‘Rise’ takes its time in building the story and Caesar’s character and made a moved that’s not over powered by the visual effects. The visuals are used here to help tell a well written story, and that’s a rare feat in Sci-Fi movies.

The Negative
Ian found the Human characters were one dimensional and poorly developed, and Rem agreed that Freida Pinto’s character could have been given more to do on screen. circumstances. Jonathan pointed out that the naming convention is confusing, and watched ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” by mistake.  And yes, we made fun of him!  We did actually agree the first movie should have been titled “Dawn”‘ and the sequel should have been “Rise”.

The Verdict
We’ve concluded ‘Rise’ is a fine reboot and continuation of the Apes Franchise. We suggest you continue on to ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and skip the 2001 Tim Burton.

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Writers: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver

Novel: Pierre Boulle (“La Planete De Singes”)

Andy Serkis – Caesar
James Franco – Will Rodman
Freida Pinto – Caroline Aranha
John Lithgow – Charles Rodman

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

Anthony suggested:

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Rem talked about a song by The Hooters called “All You Zombies

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Sci Fi Movie Podcast Rise of the Planet of the Apes