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post #21 of 41 Old 12-21-11, 05:42 PM
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Blu-Ray Review

I guess that might boil down to whether or not your expecting to watch an action film or not. I think if they had tried to fit some more action in, it would have been for the sake of it and would have degraded it from what it is now.
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I completely agree regarding the amount of action that is in the movie. My point wasn't that there should be more but that from all of the previews I thought it would be more of an action movie. They made it seem like it would be more Apes vs Humans but I don't think that was necessarily the case with the movie. I thought this was good and worth watching.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Blu-Ray Review

I think the one common thing I have heard from others is "It wasn't what I was expecting". When my wife puts down the iPad and actually watches the movie, that's saying something. I agree with both of you, it had just the right amount of action and outstanding character development.

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I guess that might boil down to whether or not your expecting to watch an action film or not. I think if they had tried to fit some more action in, it would have been for the sake of it and would have degraded it from what it is now.
I agree, it is more of a origins story (for which I am a sucker for) with just the right amount of action.
This was one of my favorite movies of last year. I thought they did a great job of making the story as plausible as possible while remaining faithful to the original story. The CGI and motion capture were excellent, easily some of the best seen in any movie.
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I think sometimes we go into a movie with preconceived notions and expectations. Movies for myself are simply an escape from the daily grind of life. I like to sit back and veg out and enjoy the ride.
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I really enjoyed this movie and I thought my wife summed it up really well when I heard her describe it to a friend of hers. "I had every emotion a some point while watching this movie". I thought about and sure enough I ran the whole range at some point during this film.
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My wife and i watched it the other night and we both thought it was a great movie. Not sure i'd buy it but i definatly enjoyed it.
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This is easily one of the best movies of the year. I spoke to some people who were just turned off by the title, maybe remembering the disastrous Marky-Mark remake a decade ago and not being Sci-Fi fans to begin with. After actually watching the movie everyone truly enjoyed it. If you haven’t seen it don’t even bother renting it, just buy it.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Blu-Ray Review

After watching the first iteration, I am glad that it finally was made. The first leaves you hanging definitely wanting more, if you are a fan of sci-fi, cannot wait until the sequel. Awesome flick!

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I was skeptical that I would enjoy this one. I am pleased to report that I absolutely loved it. Great story. Great character development. Some good action... and it shook the HT.

Thanks for reviewing this one. If you haven't seen it, put it on your list!
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