Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, and Andy Serkis. Written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, it is 20th Century Foxs reboot of the Planet of the Apes series, intended to act as an origin story for a new series of films. Its premise is similar to the fourth film in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972, but it is not a direct remake of that film.

Will Rodman, a scientist at the San Francisco biotech company GenSys, is testing the viralbased drug ALZ112 on chimpanzees to find a cure for Alzheimers disease. ALZ112 is given to a chimpanzee, Bright Eyes, greatly increasing her intelligence. However, during Wills presentation for the drug, Bright Eyes is forced from her cage, goes on a rampage, and is killed. Wills boss Steven Jacobs terminates the project and orders the chimps euthanized. However, Wills assistant Robert Franklin discovers that Bright Eyes had recently given birth to an infant chimp. Will agrees to take in the chimp, who is named Caesar. Will learns that Caesar has inherited his mothers intelligence and decides to raise him. Three years later, Will introduces Caesar to the redwood forest at Muir Woods National Monument. Meanwhile, Will treats his dementiasuffering father Charles with ALZ112, which seems to restore his cognitive ability.When Caesar reaches adolescence and sees a dog on a leash like his own, he questions his identity and learns of his origins from Will. Meanwhile, Charless condition returns as his Alzheimers becomes resistant to ALZ112. Caesar injures a neighbor, Douglas Hunsiker, while defending a confused Charles. As a result, he is placed in a primate shelter where he is treated cruelly by the other chimps and the chief guard, Dodge Landon. Caesar learns how to unlock his cage, gaining free access to the common area. With the assistance of a gorilla named Buck, he confronts the sanctuarys alpha chimp and claims that position. Meanwhile, Jacobs clears development of a more powerful, gaseous version of the drug ALZ113 when Will tells him it can not only heal brain diseases but also improve intelligence. Will takes the drug home to try to save his father, but Charles declines further treatment and dies overnight. ........

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