Rise of the Planet of the Apes is AWESOME! Love it, love it, love it!
Don’t go expecting an all out action film, because it isn’t one. The trailers would have you believe it’s a constant stream of apes going … ape. For the most part it’s relatively even paced, but in a good way. Thought provoking and visually fantastic. The movement of the apes is great to watch, especially when they do go nuts. Us humans have a habit of anthropomorphizing animals (don’t get me started on dog and cat owners) so seeing it done on screen like this kinda taps into something primal in me.
Easily the best of the Planet of the Apes films, even including the original, which was pretty cool when I saw it as a kid.