Saturday, August 6, 2011

The age of apes has begun.

The much awaited prequel to the 2001’s Planet of the Apes sees the rise of the apes that slowly organize a massive riot against their former masters. The emotional flick is set in the present time in San Francisco, where a group of scientists claimed to have found a way to cure Alzheimer with an experimental drug. Unfortunately, the viral tests’ results came to an unexpected turn, it lead to the development of intelligence in apes, rendering them almost equal to their masters. The drugs themselves are killing humans slowly.

Ceaser, a young chimp born from a tested specimen, started to question his origins and the fate of his species. It took only just a few days for him to start organizing and launched a revolution that’ll change the history of both human and apes.

No doubt that this masterpiece has earned its place in my list of top sci-fi favorites. It’s not just the almost perfect CGI, but also the pace of the story and its narration that intrigued me the most. The suffering, depression and oppression of the human against the apes were depicted with almost no flaw at all. The audience is connected to Ceaser emotionally, and could almost felt his happiness, suffering and finally anger. His exploding rage at the end of his tolerance with the human world marked the beginning of a new age, the age of apes.

For all those sci-fi fans out there, especially the hardcore followers of “planet of the apes” universe don’t miss this one. I walked out of the cinema hall with mixed emotions, shock and unnerving feeling, and of course cringed for more. I was rooting for the apes during the whole movie, the second movie which I rooted against the human after “District 9”.