THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – the biggest surprise release of 2011. No doubt. Rupert Wyatt delivered a film that not only rebooted the franchise from the almost forgotten about Tim Burton entry but also transcended the genre confines in giving us an emotionally engaging and intelligent film. It also gave the industry a performance that was criminally ignored in awards seasons for Andy Serkis’ work as Caeser. The guy should’ve swept every best supporting actor category out there. Anyway I won’t bitch on about it – the Oscars are a joke these days anyway.
Great news is FOX are pushing ahead with THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2 (I’ve just written that title there – it’ll probably be different) and in even more awesome news both Rupert Wyatt and Andy Serkis are attached to return. Serkis is currently back in Middle Earth shooting THE HOBBIT but it won’t be long before the new film gets underway.
For those of you who haven’t seen THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES I implore you do it. It’s sensational and is out now on all formats.