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Micmacs
Micmacs
DVD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Micmacs, September 1, 2012
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Fun, comical, soulful characters. Creative, somewhat intricate plot. Visually pleasing in an odd sort of way. The ultimate Plan B.


Rise Of The Planet of the Apes
Rise Of The Planet of the Apes
DVD
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and Compelling, December 20, 2011
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Another prequel. Cool.
I did not expect to come away from this movie with a feeling of sympathy for the race of apes in the "Planet of the Apes" series.
The first half to 2/3 of this movie is sad and touching. A bit much. A story of intelligence growing at the cost of realization: many humans are selfish, short sighted, and abusive. With intelligence comes revolution. Yet, Caesar, the lead ape, maintains a sense of compassion toward the woe-full humans. Does it insinuate that he may have gained more than just a human level of intelligence?
The movie gives a plausible explanation for the idea of a world run by apes, both the sudden rise of ape intelligence and the sudden decline of human power.
And yet, as the story "continues" in the original movies, apes become the bad guys and humans the stupid downtrodden underdogs building toward revolution. Yet, at the core of all the movies seems to be the idea that "human" society can bring many awful atrocities, yet a basis of good continues to survive.
James Franco (who plays Will Rodman) did a good job with his character. You can see the change of attitude as his character develops. And the animation acting of Andy Serkis (Caesar) is impressive and compelling. John Lithgow (Charles Rodman) plays a secondary role quite well, of course.


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