This is one of the few remakes/reboots Hollywood has actually offered this year. And we have a relative mix of hits and misses in terms of these films. So where does "Apes" stack up?
The new "Apes" is actually a good movie. The movie did well on the technical side - stunning cinematography, commendable visuals and effects including how they manage to make the apes look like they are in one scene with the human characters of the film. The sound effects were also good making you feel the intensity of the film. What makes it better than the first few films is that this one's action sequences are very good. Each scene was carefully done making the actual fight scenes realistic and spectacular. Seeing man vs apes was a wonder to watch but at times scary as well.
The cast did well in the film although the humans are easily beaten out in the screen presence by the apes much more by Andy Serkis who is more commonly known for his portrayal of Gollum in the Lord of The Rings series. James Franco was okay and so as with Freida Pinto. Save for some lapses in story lines and some scenes that can be cut off, the film really passed the mark easily besting its predecessors. This one's a 4 out of 5 popcorns!