PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Charles Rodman (John Lithgow) regains his ability to play the piano after ALZ-112 treatment. This is a reference to The Simpsons (1989) season seven, episode nineteen, "A Fish Called Selma", where Troy McClure stars in a musical adaption of Planet of the Apes (1968). In the song "Dr. Zaius", McClure playing George Taylor asks "Can I play the piano anymore?" Dr. Zaius answers "Of course you can", to which Taylor replies "Well, I couldn't before."
Okay, okay. Here you go. And let's go again.
Will Rodman: Which one's this? Number nine?
Robert Franklin: Yeah, this is number nine. Bright Eyes, we call her. Are you watching this? This is unbelievable.
Robert Franklin: Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
Will Rodman: How many moves was that?
Robert Franklin: 20.
Robert Franklin: Yeah, a perfect score ...
The first time Will takes Caesar to the Redwoods, Caesar extends his hand in to Will, seeking permission to run off into the forest on his own. Caroline explains the gesture to Will as one of supplication, and guides Will's hand across Caesar's in a counter response gesture. At this point in the film, Caesar is three years old. It's never explained why Will has not previously witnessed this behavior from Caesar. Additionally, the supplication gesture and Will's counter gesture are learned behaviors within ape culture. Without other apes from which to learn this behavior, it's unlikely Caesar would have come up with it on his own, nor would he have understood Will's counter gesture.
The end credits appear over a map, showing the virus spreading around the world.
English, Sign Languages
$54,806,191 7 August 2011
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