…Especially when the suit is made from CGI and the man donning it is Andy Serkis.
The last time I left a cinema with shivers down my spine was in 1999, thanks to the Wakowski Brothers. Now I have the vision of Rupert Wyatt and Andy Serkis to tweat my goosebumps.
Not only does it herald a new dawn in thinking about the use of primates in the entertainment industry and what can be achieved without the use of real animals, for those with an open enough mindset it allows us to pause for thought on where we come from and where we are going. Because in the words of another great primate advocate (T. Pratchett), if you don’t know where you’re from, you don’t know where you are. And if you don’t know where you are, how can you know where you are going?
Films like Apes Will Rise remind us of our evolutionary roots. It lessens the gap Humanity has tried so hard to widen so as to distance ourselves from that which our animal instincts are constantly trying to remind us of, one of the truths of who we really are as a species.
As for Apes ‘n’ Capes, we are inspired. We will continue to develop and evolve the story of these two humble Orangutans and hope you will swing along for the ride…
Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Go be entertained, moved and stimulated.