My Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Choosing between Captain America and a movie about Apes

Poster

I just watch this movie today and it’s instantly became my all-time favourite movie. I’m not a big fan of the Planet of the Apes franchise, because frankly, the only movie I watched is way back in 2000. Back then all I know about the movie is that all the characters looks a lot like Michael Jackson. No I am not kidding.

lookalike

See?

Rise of the Planet of the Apes or RotPotA for short to me is for me is what Avatar suppose to be. Avatar focuses to much on “OMG Look at this grafixxx is sooo real!!!!!” and “This is the best movie of all time” stuff. Truthfully that movie is boring and predictable. Unlike RotPotA, it captures everything quite beautifully.

Let me gave you all little synopsis before I get to reviewing it. RotPotA is a story of Ceasar, an ape whose his mother has been the subject of Virus ALZ 112 which is being develop by Gen Sys lab to cure Alzheimer. Of course, humans would always think about money, money and money. So Ceasar’s mother’s, code named Bright Eyes are the test subject which shows great effects when it becomes more smarter than any other apes.

Ceasar

Ceasar

Long story short, when the BoD wants to look at her, she gone wild not because of the side effects, but because she was protecting Ceasar, her son. The bla bla bla, she got killed, the protector, played by James Franco, takes him in and in time it shows that Ceaser become smarter than any other primates. In time, Ceasar got captured and the rest you need to go watch it yourself or else I’m gonna spoil everything here.

During the bridge battler

During the bridge battle

Now let me review it. This movie is at its best when showing the relationship between Ceasar and James Franco. How Ceasar act more of a human than an ape, how James Franco act more like a father than a pet owner. And yes there is a time in the movie were Ceasar asked

“Am I a pet?”

But the main highlight of the movie is the Ape revolution. You could not believe how Ceasar, once a sweet an cute ape become a fearless leader to his own species. He start a revolution unlike any other and his goal is just to go out of the city, where he and his species can live peacefully.

Ceaser leading his army

The scene when Ceasar is leading an attack in the city

Nearing the end

Where James Franco finally found Ceasar near the end. And at this point, something will shock you.

The plot is gorgeous. A bit predictable yes, in the middle it can be a a bit dragging but it won’t make you feel bored at all. The apes design is marvelous, the emotion in the movie is really moving. Why? Because when you did go and see it, there is a moment when you will feel more on the ape side than the human, and you can see that even human are more of an animal than the apes.

Final thought, go and watch it. I haven’t see Captain America yet because I find the movie is just a generic superhero movie. Watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes for a change and you will not regret it at all!

Its so good, I gave it 5 screaming Ceasar!

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Images from

avclub.com

collider.com

screenrant.com

thereelbits.com

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Google+ And My 2nd Semester

I got invited to Google+ though. Thanks to all /k/tards who willingly invited almost everyone who ask for the invitation in the Google+ plus thread.

Google+

Yeah at first it looks like Facebook. It even have a similar interface but what really stands out is the Circle. It looks fun, cool, and easy to organize groups of people. Google+ is also fast and fluid. Right now its still not testing phase, so that’s why I only have 12 friends 😀

Now to my 2nd semester. Gila la this sem memang pack gila. Boleh gila. If I didn’t get 4 flat after this aku tak tahu la nak cakap apa. Most class ended at 4:15 PM. Friday is more crazy, 5:15 PM. But a sacrifice must be made. I tell my parents, mama abah, sem ni zul nak bagi 4 flat, and konvo nanti, mama abah akan duduk depan sekali, takkan duduk belakang dah. Yes, its not a promise, but it is what I wanna do for them.

Nak tengok jadual gila sem nih?

Timetable DHK2B 2011

Sekali tengok memang buat aku FFFFFUUUUUUUU la

On another note, Kasino is now on page 182. Agak slow but not too slow.

Getting Back My Love For Reading

I’m what you call a slow reader. A book will took me about 2-3 weeks to finish. Sometimes even a month. And 2 years ago, I finish reading Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince in 5 months. Why? Because for me, it’s not the best out of all 7 books. But surprisingly, the 7th book was so damn intriguing that it took me….wait for it….3 DAYS! 3 freaking days! Why? Because its the last book and I was like “Come on, kill Voldermort already you whining retard!”

But after that I kinda stop reading. I even stop buying comics. Especially the ones that Gempakstarz publishes. But then I read this post from Obefiend’s blog, and it suddenly gives my reading interest a jumpstart. And I start to want to buy books again. And yes, 2 days after that, I order this book from Buku Fixi

Kasino

It sounded like a good book to read. Plus I’ve never bought any Malay novel, so this will be a good start for me. And then, I started to make a list of books that I’m gonna be buying. Starting from this

Legacy of the ashes

and some comics that I’ve found to be really, really interesting. But on top on my “must buy comics” are these two

Escape from wonderland

Neverland

Yes. These comics are the usual fairy tales that you used to read and watch, but in this time, it turns to be a really dark fairy tales. And that what makes it so interesting for me. Each would cost about RM90. Its expensive I know, but I’m not gonna rush and buy it at once, but work on slowly, one by one, because I know I can’t afford all of it with just one go.

Well these are the books that I’m planning to buy. Hopefully my book, Kasino, would arrive tomorrow because by this Saturday, I’m not gonna be here anymore. Back in Johor guys.

So yeah. I’m gonna be a bookworm again. Not for just these books, but also for my study next week. I’m gonna try to finally achieve my true goal, to get 4.0 on my final exam (considering my 1st sem I only get 3.51). So wish me luck!

Kasino cover art from FIXI.COM.MY
Legacy of the Ashes cover from OBEFIEND.BLOGSPOT.COM
Escape from Wonderland and Neverland cover art from ZENESCOPE.COM