Rise of the Planet of the Apes was wellreceived by critics upon release. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 81 based on Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father.
Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.
Although studies suggest that chimpanzees are capable of committing acts of altruism, Oscar's adoption is the first instance of such an action by the species to be documented on film.
Release. Chimpanzee had its world premiere at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In 2011, Serkis took on the role of Caesar, a genetically intelligent chimpanzee in the first Planet of the Apes reboot film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In late 2012, Serkis announced that a sequel to the film would be made and Andy Serkis is a British actor, producer and director best known for his role as the schizophrenic Hobbitlike creature known as Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
At the story's heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains humanlike intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator (James Franco), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned. Disneynature unveiled its fourth American Earth Day doc this weekend with Chimpanzee, a glimpse into the life of young chimp Oscar, who may or may not boast more refinement than narrator Tim Allen.
Leading the film with at least a small hope from Disney that names will have influence in next years Documentary Feature race, Oscar is but the latest filmic primate to captivate viewers, his adorable Milo, better known as Caesar, is the son of talking chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira, in the Planet of the Apes movie series.
He is the leader (and chief instigator) of the ape revolution in the fourth entry, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and the ruler of Ape City in the fifth and final film, Battle for the Planet of the Apes.
Apr 20, 2012 Watch video Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own, and to be accepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprisingly adopted by the Alpha Male of his group.
While the movies" Earth" and" Oceans" were visually spectacular, and" African Cats" reintroduced an emotional component, the new release" Chimpanzee" rises to the level of art.