Tag Archives: Andy Serkis

Cinema Review – War for the Planet of the Apes

Two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, war has finally taken over the relationship between apes and humans, with humans struggling to stay relevant in an ape-ruled world. When Caesar’s family is murdered by The Colonel (Woody Harrelson), a soldier determined to keep the earth for the humans, Caesar sets out to enact his revenge, putting all apes in danger as he does so. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, ape kind are living peacefully in the woods outside San Francisco, led by Caesar. Humankind is faring less well however, and when a group from the city venture into the woods to try and restore electricity to their colony, they encounter the apes, and both groups must try to find common ground. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Wild Bill

Bill (Charlie Creed-Miles) is released from prison after serving an eight-year sentence. When he arrives home, he finds that his sons’ mother has disappeared, leaving them to fend for themselves. Bill must put his plan to move to Scotland on hold and figure out what matters to him. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Death of a Superhero

Donald Clarke (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is 14 years old. He is dying of cancer and expresses himself through drawing a comic book of a superhero and his arch nemesis. Donald’s parent cannot understand his seemingly destructive behaviour and grieve for him before he is gone. Donald is lost and lonely, and desperate to be treated like a normal kid. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Will Rodman (James Franco) adopts baby chimpanzee Caesar after his mother dies when a scientific experiment goes wrong. Of course the experimenting has been passed from mother to son, and as Caesar grows, so does his intelligence. Before long, this intelligence in apes – and their mistreatment by humans – leads to the start of a war for supremacy. Continue reading

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