Rise of the Planet of the Apes...I wasn't planning to see this until it started getting such great reviews. Since everybody already knows what's going to happen, you watch to see HOW it happens. Then that becomes "How did they do that?" The apes are the most realistic I've ever seen in a movie.

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The big irony in this movie is that the apes' increased intelligence and ability to speak comes from an advance in medicine meant to benefit humans, a drug that reverses the effects of Alzheimer's. They tried it out first on apes...and look what happened.