Saturday, August 6, 2011

Another one of those movies...

Just saw The Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco and Freida Pinto. It was an ok movie. The movie was plainly about the monkeys. That was it. It was a bunch of monkeys swinging on trees. The movie could be described in this video:

If you believed that the previous video was the summary of the movie then you were probably as gullible as a five year old kid. Kidding aside the movie was intelligent although it didn't have to make a prequel it was well made. The story progressed slowly but the pacing was just right for the climax in the end. 

Spoiler alert!

The villain looks like this:

Just kidding again.

The movie revolved around a monkey who was raised by a human who took him out of a science lab. He ended up raising the monkey and found out that the monkey's mother passed on her superior genes to the monkey he took. The monkey grew up and learned a lot of things about himself. A smarter monkey meant he was more self-conscious and self-aware. There it is. The existential conundrum that conscious beings walk into. The monkey started to ask questions when confronted with things and situations that are not familiar to it. The parallels were drawn and several meanings can be concluded.

On a side note, the CGI monkeys were actually very endearing. It also shows that technology has gone a long way when it comes to animation.  

As the movie said aptly "some things aren't meant to be touched."

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