Just when you thought the horror that was Tim Burton’s remake of Planet of the Apes was finally buried in the depths of movie history, a prequel appears.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens this week, promising monkey business of ape-tastic caliber. The origin story is set in sleepy San Francisco where man plays God–dabbling in genetic engineering and giving our furry friends the gift of intelligence. Like any other primate-goes-berserk-and-takes-over-the-planet movie, this puts ape-Nazi-supremacy in the forefront.
Although the plot sounds like another funky rehash, a stellar cast is backing the project; James Franco (127 Hours) is in the leading role with John Lithgow (Raising Cain), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) in supporting roles. Now that’s a fucking talent-packing cast!
In celebration of our near-genetic brothers from the animal kingdom, we prepared a short list of our favorite movie primates! We hope you go bananas!