The movie has a perfect pace. It begins in paradise, in an African jungle. Beneath a canopy of rainforest trees, a troop of chimps is captured by a pack of humans and shipped to a corporate medical research facility in the United States. The corporation is trying to develop a drug that will cure Alzheimer’s and send profits through the roof. The experimental drug, however, turns out to be terrible for humans but terrific for chimps and other great apes. The brainy apes rebel against their capitalist exploiters. The showdown on the Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular. That gorilla. That helicopter. That crash and explosion. Rupert Wyatt has directed the best Hollywood film I’ve seen since Inception. (See Movie Times)

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