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Weekend Movie Guide: Serkis Apes, Baby Poop, & Bellflowers

By / 08.05.11

WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE: Opening this weekend, we’ve got Rise of the Planet of the Apes (ROTPOTA!), The Change-Up, and Bellflower (NY & LA only).

ROTPOTA: Digitized Andy Serkis leads an ape insurrection in, ‘Apeheart,’ much to the chagrin of James Franco, handsome scientist.

RottenTomatoes: 79%

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

They probably should have called it “Beneath the Dignity of the Planet of the Apes,” but “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is tolerable if you’ll just keep in mind that the original feature was an overachieving B-movie. -Kyle Smith, NY Post

“This is sharp, thrilling summertime fun here, a movie that addresses its inherently ridiculous premise with a straight face and dares you not to take it seriously.” -Eric D. Snider, Film.com

“Retarded, but with flair, like my cousin, Mongoloid Ramón.” -Me, the Greatest Website in the World.

Armchair Analysis: Dude. They got an ACTOR to PRETEND TO BE AN APE to teach the animators how to draw an ape. Why am I the only one fascinated by this? That is the most deliciously absurd thing in the world. If only Andy Serkis, Creature Thespian, had been around during the making of Jurassic Park, he could’ve given the Tyrannosaur humanity and soul.

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