Holy freaking crap! That is all I really have to say about this movie. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes was soooo good and the graphics were so good that I forgot that these apes weren't real. This movie was a remake of a combination of the third and fourth old movies, but mostly the fourth one. And this movie had little things that made it fit into the other movies like the spacecraft going into space and getting lost (which is the spacecraft that lands on the planet in the original one). I loved this movie and if you are a fan of the old ones, you will love this and if you aren't a fan, you will still love it.
The movie starts out with people capturing apes out in the jungle. It then goes to San Fransisco at a genetic engineering company were Will Rodman (James Franco) works. Will is engineering a virus that can restore damaged brains. He tests it on apes/chimpanzees and one of his apes had done really well, but when they try to show the ape to sponsors, she goes crazy and gets put down. They later learn that the reason why she went crazy is because she was trying to protect her baby. The manager of the company has ordered all the apes put down but no one has the heart to put down the baby. Will decides to take the baby chimp home. At home, Will's father (John Lithgow) is suffering from altimers disease and he names the baby Ceaser. After a couple of days, Will notices that Ceaser is crazy smart and the virus has been passed genetically but when there is no brain damage, the virus increases intelligence.
This movie was so awesome, not like to lame 2001 remake (the remake was okay cause of Mark Wahlberg). You have to see this movie. It was super awesome and it all fit stuff together. Oh and if you are a Harry Potter fan and are on the fence about see it, Tom Felton is in this movie. Or if you are a Lord of the Rings fan, Andy Serkis (Gollum) is Ceasar. And James Franco is in it and he is hot.