Browsing All posts tagged under »Rise of the Planet of the Apes«

Apes on film

October 1, 2011

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In the last couple of years there seems to have been an influx in the number of films released in mainstream cinemas about primates. Maybe it’s because I’m studying these incredible creatures they are on my radar more than anyone else’s. First there was the documentary about Nénette, a 40-year-old female orangutan at a Parisian […]

Prequel to Planet of the Apes is a visual effects masterpiece

August 12, 2011

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I have been chopping at the bit ever since I heard Rise of The Planet of the Apes was out this summer. Its release this week in the UK couldn’t have been more timely following the rioting and looting in various cities up and down the country. Although the film centres around the untamed side […]

Humanising animals could lead to the creation of monsters

August 1, 2011

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In ten days time the much anticipated summer blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes will open in cinemas across the UK. The film looks at how the genetic modification of one chimpanzee creates a new-breed of ape that eventually leads to a great ape uprising against the human race. This may sound like […]