Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Preview

Who knew Rise of the Planet of the Apes would turn out to be any good? Of course, low expectations make for the best kind of pay off, so try to keep pretending it's going to be Tim Burton's movie (which I didn't hate, although its the worst thing he's ever done) all over again, and you may experience what the reviews are going on about.

Critics are loving Rupert Wyatt's slow pacing and smart character development, Andy Serkis' motion capture work is - of course - being hailed as genius and fans are bringing in the box office. See it and decide for yourself.

And start the debate - should the Oscars recognise actors for motion capture work? Andy Serkis is a good actor in normal human form (see BAFTA-nominated Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) but it takes a special kind of actor to breathe life and emotion into Gollum, King Kong and now Apes' Caesar.