Year Released: 2011
Main Stars: Andy Serkis (yes, he’s the monkey!), James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Tom Felton from Harry Potter
Last watched: January 2014
Review Date: January 2014
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD
A very different movie to it’s predecessor but still a good one to see. Not a war of apes or action frenzy, this is more about how we treat each other with a lot of schmaltz sprinkled over everything. There’s a bit too much bad in the bad guys, a lot much greed in the greedy and a barrel load of trying-but-can’t-change-what’s-going-to-happen in the good guys.
Ape expressions are wonderful and Andy does another fine job of making a special effect come alive.
If you like something different with a smidgen of seat grippiness then this fits the bill. Just don’t say you didn’t know what would happen by the twentieth minute!
DVD Extras: None. I must have got the cheap DVD
Watch if on TV?
Maybe. Yes, I think so.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog in the trees.