8 July 2015 | wildsparrow16
I find myself addicted to this one - something different, something GOOD!
I was shocked by all the bad reviews, but to each his/her own. First, I just love the very premise of this - that after years of torture and abuse they have had enough. However, unlike Planet of the Apes, this goes on a much greater scale as they cannot speak, but can communicate. It also involves numerous species on a global scale, from our beloved house cats to lions in Africa. These animals are thinking, plotting, strategizing - and the theories behind it are not so far-fetched.
I love the acting. The only reason I gave it nine stars is I do not like the young journalist. She is sarcastic and mean to every person she has ever met. But I suppose I will put up with her since I doubt she will be eaten by lions, at least not any time soon. I like the Parisian woman, she has a much more sense of vulnerability to her and I would like to see more of her character.
Jackson Oz is too cool for words, and Billy Burke's character most endearing ("I prefer pizza to most people".)
It is riveting, thought-provoking and I like the characters. So there! And of course the animals are not acting "normally"! That is what it is all about! And yes...lions can and do climb trees. They are not as adept as leopards at it, but they can do it.
Paws up for this one....