Will Rodman stars as a scientist at GENSYS, a high flying lab in San Fransisco, who is trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease by testing a genetically altered retrovirus
on chimpanzees. The virus mutates the chimpanzees, giving them an astonishingly
level of intelligence. One of the animal he is using in his tests, a female chimpanzee
named Bright Eyes, goes berserk for an unknown reason but it is later known that she believed her baby, to
whom she secretly gave birth, was threatened.
She is killed after
disrupting a board meeting during her wild stint. Will's boss Steven Jacobs (David Oyelowo) orders subordinate Robert Franklin (Tyler Labine)
to kill all the chimpanzees being used on tests, but he cannot bring himself to
kill the chimpanzee's baby, and instead gives him to Will, who names him
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and raises him in his house. Caesar has meanwhile inherited his mother's high intelligence, and is a quick learner.
Three years later, Will uses the retrovirus on his father, Charles (John Lithgow),
who has the Alzheimer's disease. At first, his father
improves but, half a decade later, his body's immune system fights off the
virus and his state of forgetfulness returns. In his dementia, Charles gets into his neighbor's car and wrecks it, infuriating the neighbor.
As the neighbor threatens Charles, the onlooking Caesar
attacks him. After the incident, Caesar is forced to leave Will's house
and is taken to a San Bruno primate zoo like place.
The movie then picks up the pace from here and this is the part that you need not be told about, but get to watch it to sit on the edge and love the ingenuity of the makers of this movie. It is a sheer masterpiece with motion capture used in its full authority. I fully recommend it. Stunningly, Eagle Eye, Source Code, and now The Rise of the Planet Apes and a host of other similar movies if you care to check have one thing in common; SCIENCE.
Science is begging for our attention and we really need to listen. This movie is worth all the 93 minutes. you can catch it free on tubeplus.me