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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Melathys » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:31 am

Tnis is quite simply one of the most amazing movies to come out of Hollywood in years.

The way they animated Caesar is incredible. The way you can see his emotions is creepy. Great cgi acting, major props to the guy they motion captured for him.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby bldavis » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:23 am

it was the same guy who played smeagal/gollum in LOTR
Andy Serkis
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Torquemada » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:46 am

I don't know if it was WETA doing the effect or just the expressiveness of Serkis in the motion capture but I saw Smeagol a few time during some of Caesar's scowls.

As far as the movie, it was really, solidly good. I also liked the little Easter Eggs fthat referenced the original series. In particular, the NASA mission that they show on TV/newspaper. Don't want to give away the others as spoilers are involved.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Flex » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:53 pm

For some reason my brain can shut itself off for many things regarding movies but it will not shut itself off for the entire "How can Apes defeat a few dozen tanks and APCs?" question that races through my head.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Fivelives » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:09 pm

Just like Russia and China near the end of WWII. Stalin wanted to roll a shitload of tanks across the border to Mongolia. The Chinese government told him "go ahead and bring your tanks. I'll meet you at the border with a billion peasants armed with sticks and rocks. Sure, you'll kill a lot of them. Hey, you might even kill most of them. But you know what? When you run out of ammunition, there'll be some left. And those who are left will be really, really pissed. So go ahead, bring them. We could use the scrap metal that'll be left over."
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Melathys » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:20 pm

Thats like my brother. He hated the movie. here's what he said.

I won't even begin to go into detail about my comment on how the plot of the movie is logistically flawed. Suffice it to say that the premise of some virus which induces neurogenesis and subsequently cures Alzheimer's and radically boosts intelligence while creating green flecks in the eyes and miraculously gives a chimp the capacity for verbal communication is outlandish. Lol. I know, I know, it's just a movie. Just sayin' :-P


my response

Well, I think there lies the problem. The virus wasn't the plot, but merely a plot device. You've let yourself become overwhelmed by an underwhelming plot device that you missed the main story.


I've noticed a trend lately, of people focusing on a small part of a movie, and using that as a basis to hate the whole thing, even if that small detail has little to do with the movie as whole (like apes defeating tanks)

Now that I think about it, I think thats why so many people hated Sucker Punch, yet I think its one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Like I think someone here said they just couldn't get their mind over B52s and dragons dogfighting as a reason to hate the whole movie.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Heil » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:59 pm

New Planet of the Apes, only SLIIIIIGHTLY better than the Marky Mark reboot. The story was terrible, special effects were nothing special (read: creativity = good CGI, in this nerd's opinion), and I think 75% of the theater bust out laughing when the monkey talked (because it is ridiculous). The thing I liked best was that bitchen conference room from the beginning, damn, I want that screen. All in all, not the worst movie ever, but one I would never watch twice.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Flex » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:32 pm

Fivelives wrote:Just like Russia and China near the end of WWII. Stalin wanted to roll a shitload of tanks across the border to Mongolia. The Chinese government told him "go ahead and bring your tanks. I'll meet you at the border with a billion peasants armed with sticks and rocks. Sure, you'll kill a lot of them. Hey, you might even kill most of them. But you know what? When you run out of ammunition, there'll be some left. And those who are left will be really, really pissed. So go ahead, bring them. We could use the scrap metal that'll be left over."


Were there a billion apes? Were there enough apes to counter a moderately sized national guard?
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Postby Fivelives » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:37 pm

Dunno. Haven't seen the movie, not planning on seeing the movie. I will say though, there are numerous instances of indigent armies beating back more advanced, better equipped, and more numerous opponents. I just used that one because it was a funny example.
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