Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton & Andy Serkis
Written by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Directed by Rupert Wyatt

After being abandoned and mistreated, a chimpanzee with human-like intelligence from an experimental drug leads an army of altered apes in a grand escape.

Shockingly not bad,
despite monkeying around
with prequel clichés.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is available on Blu-ray and DVD today.