The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a popular movie providing -- through dramatic, action-packed storytelling – an explication for a world dominated by speaking, reasoning, ethical apes (and slave-owning apes, too. You know, we used to call them “Georgians.” But I digress. . .). It begins as the tale of a scientist experimenting on apes with a drug (actually, a virus) designed to kill Alzheimer’s disease. It has the unintended consequence of making apes really, really smart. But the evil company sponsoring the research cuts it off. [big pharm! bad!]
He is successful – alas, only temporarily.
Uh, this is not the movie to see on the same day that you’ve been clipping your mother’s nails and wiping her ass because she’s been robbed of the capacity to do those things.
Oh, yeah. Let me add: CGI sucks