This is a clear example of a film in which the marketing campaign really screwed up. The trailers for this made it look terrible. A cash cow capitalizing on the popularity of the original Planet of the Apes with a stupid message that experiments to cure diseases like Altzheimer's would destroy humanity. That could not be further from the truth, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of the best films that you will see all year.
28 August 2011
This is it, the final Marvel Studios film made to set up The Avengers. How does it compare to the others, while it isn't as good as Iron Man, it manages to reach the same factor of pure entertainment and fun of Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2, mostly due to one thing. Joe Johnston gets this type of film.
5 August 2011
Seeing as half of the year has gone and some of my thoughts for films that will be nominated for Oscars have changed, I thought that I will do another one of my predictions for the Oscars reflecting my opinions halfway through the year. I will be doing a final one of these at the end of the year to reflect on the year as a whole and my guesses will be based now on critical opinion and films that will be playing at the Toronto and Venice film festivals that I know will be released in the US this year so here we go first off with: