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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (video)

07.19.2017

On the latest episode of POP-UP MOVIE FACTS, we monkey around with some interesting information about the first film in the re-reboot trilogy: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Most quickly (and unfairly) dismissed this film  when we first hear the news that LANET OF THE APES was getting yet another remake. The bitter taste of Tim Burton was still fresh in our mouthes and we could not imagine anything worth watching. Ape fans everywhere were not looking forward to seeing James Franco run around in a dirty loin cloth pretending to be Charlton Heston and/or Mark Wahlberg. But we were fooled again! It was an origin story, explaining how the smart monkey planet came to be. It was something different and we like that. Come to think of it... this new take on the story actually kinda spoils the surprise Statue of Liberty twist though. But that's not the point! This film survived and thrived on it's solid direction and amazing motion capture performance by Andy Serkis. So before you swing down to the theaters to catch WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, learn about the rise. Stay tuned for the next episode of POP-UP MOVIE FACTS. What film should be pop next?   

Source: JoBlo.com

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