Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring Andy Serkis, James Franco, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Tyler Labine.
- Right away, Caesar displayed signs of intelligence heightened intelligence, so I kept him and brought my work home. By 18 months, Caesar was signing up to 24 words. By age two, Caesar completing puzzles and models designed for children eight years and up. At age three, Caesar continues to show cognative skills that far exceed that of his human counterpart. He completed the Lucas Tower in 15 moves, a perfect score. I maintain my hypothesis that A. the green in his eyes indicates that the ALZ-112 was passed genetically from mother to son and B., that in the absence of damaged cells that need replacing, the drug in his system has radically boosted healthy brain functioning.
- My father's immune system continues to reject the 112 virus, rendering the gene therapy obsolete. His health is deteriorating, and the disease is progressing rapidly. I need a more aggressive virus strain, a faster delivery method, because at this rate...I can't lose them both. I won't lose them both.
- (shouting) Caesar, stop!
- I love chimpanzees. I'm also afraid of them. And, it's appropriate to be afraid of them.
- You're trying to control things that are not meant to be controlled.
- "As for Caesar, kneel down, kneel down and wonder!"
- Oh, he's a smart one, isn't he?
- (to Douglas) Come on, Dad. He just wanted to play.
- It's okay. He didn't mean it.
- Well, I can't say that I approve. They're not people, you know.
- I get more peace in the God-damned ape house.
- Hey Todd, come inside for breakfast.
- (to Will) If I see that animal near my house or my kids again- [...] Damn right, it won't.
- (to Charles) I'm a pilot, I've got to get to the airport - how am I gonna get there now! (explosive) Answer the goddamn question! (calmer) I'm done. The police can handle it.
- (shouting venomously) You're going nowhere mister! You and your son are going to pay for this! I sure hell aren't falling for you. This is your problem, you made the mess! [...] I'm not through with you! You stay right there!
- (shrilly) Daddy!
- You think that's funny, huh? [...] You'll learn who's boss, soon enough.
- Sometimes, the new kid on the block gets picked on.
- It's a madhouse!
- Get your stinking paws off of me, you damn dirty ape!
- (to Will) I swear, you know everything about the human brain except the way it works.
- You make history, I make money.
- (distant shouting) Stupid monkey! NOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOO!
- Robert Franklin: There are lives at stake here. These, these are animals with personalities, with attachments.
- Steven Jacobs: Attachments?
- Robert Franklin: Yeah.
- Steven Jacobs: I run a business, not a petting zoo.
- Will Rodman: I can't take care of a monkey.
- Robert Franklin: He's not a monkey! He's an ape.
- Caroline Aranha: I know it has been hard for you, but you are trying to control things that were never meant to be controlled.
- Will Rodman: The 112 works!
- Caroline Aranha: Do you realize how you sound?
- Will Rodman: All I'm saying is this is a good thing. Caesar's proof of that. So's my father.
- Dodge Landon: Take your stinking paw off me, you damn dirty ape!
- Caesar: NO!
- Will Rodman: This is my fault. This has to stop. This isn't the way. You know what they're capable of. Please come home. If you come home, I'll protect you.
- Caesar: Caesar is home.
About Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Yeah, there was a certain… what’s the right way to say this without sounding critical, because it’s not my place, but there was a certain camp to the Tim Burton film that this film doesn’t have.
- To be honest with you, I think “science-fiction” is called science-fiction for a reason. I’m not a major fan of Arthur C. Clark, because I think his science is so phenomenally researched and plausible, that it becomes incredibly dry as a result. If you look at a Philip K. Dick story, he’s a fantastic science-fiction writer because he’s skirting away from the plausibility factor, because it’s all about story to him. He’s using it for a metaphor in our real world, so then we can understand it in that way. To me, that’s more interesting. I was trying to be as respectful and faithful to real world science as we possibly could, but that’s really not the driving force of the story.
- We’ve taken a different approach to the origin of the mythology. It was apes being brought into domestic households and being enslaved, but we’ve taken a different approach, which is a more scientific approach with how the apes have evolved. I actually find that more plausible. To speculate on a period of time, we’d be talking about generations and generations of how a chimpanzee could actually evolve into a humanoid creature, which could cause a revolution. I think there needs to be some sort of scientific reasoning behind that, and that’s what we’ve gone for.
- If you look back at the original Mary Shelley‘s original Frankenstein, he’s as conflicted as that character. There is a real moral twilight to him. Will is a scientist that experiments on animals, and there’s a huge moral quandary to that. I’m sure if you ask anyone in that field how they feel about that, they would never be able to give a black and white answer about if they believe it to be right or wrong. It’s something that’ll keep them up at night. I think that’s where the drama in his character lies.
- Rupert Wyatt Film school rejects
- Andy Serkis - Caesar
- James Franco - Dr. Will Rodman
- Frieda Pinto - Caroline Aranha
- John Lithgow - Charles Rodman
- Brian Cox - John Landon
- Tom Felton - Dodge Landon
- David Oyelowo - Steven Jacobs
- Tyler Labine - Robert Franklin
- Encyclopedic article on Rise of the Planet of the Apes at Wikipedia