Danny and I succumbed: we gave in and saw “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” a fairly plausible explanation for the cranking up of primate intelligence and the downfall of the human species. Once again, man screws up by screwing with mother nature. This is not really a kid’s movie because of too much dialogue, too many silent looks, and not enough action for short-attention spans. The best acting is done by Caesar, the chimpanzee, and a signing orangutan.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars.