Rise of the Planet of the Apes Why do we cheer and shout for the apes?

First of all, this is a pretty good movie, every minute touched my nerves, I could feel in the theater that every audience was more or less moved.It just so happens that a few months ago, I watched all the Planet of the Apes series, in addition to the classic first film, the rest are more of the same, the second part of an explosion to the story of openness all blown away, the third part had to return to modern Earth, about an ape diplomatic ambassador was persecuted story, the fourth part is more critical, to take over the last episode, the murdered ape ambassador gave birth to a baby chimpanzee, so the grandfather of the apes Caesar appeared. So the grandfather of the apes Caesar appeared, because of dissatisfaction with human brutality, at the end of a revolution, however, the fifth and failed to continue the story line of the fourth, probably because the war to subvert the human race is really magnificent more than the technology and cost of the time and the audience’s mind hold degree, so simply start another stove, get an old man ape to the children to tell the story of Grandpa Caesar to calm civil unrest, really It is sleepy. Tim Burton’s remake version, although the same as the boss, are in the makeup technology innovation, but has always gone off the beaten track Tim this time but extra “melodramatic” human characters placed in the position of the savior of the apes was criticized.

From the traditional theory of evolution, the apes are the predecessors of human beings, and apes naturally represent savagery, backwardness and stupidity in people’s consciousness. Then the Planet of the Apes novel boldly designed the apes as a more intelligent, wise creature, brave, united with a sense of justice, while humans have become brutal oppressors. In Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the theory of evolution fails when chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and baboons fly against unresponsive humans.

In fact, evolution is a human distortion of Darwin’s delusions of grandeur, and selection by nature is a fallacious Chinese interpretation. In recent years, biologists have continued to rethink the true meaning of Darwin’s ideas, with the concept of evolution, meaning that life is only changing, not from lower to higher levels of excess, that humans and chimpanzees are only branches of primates, and that there is a sequential relationship, and that the evolutionary chart of 200 years is also a poor error, which shows species advancing by a straight line, such a chart has only been corrected in recent years. The history of evolution should be a big tree, and human beings are just an insignificant end of the leafy branches, such as the horse, which is only a race of the ancestral horse after the prosperity to decline. In Darwin’s eyes, the most valuable species on earth is the earthworm, human survival ability is not higher than the earthworm across billions of years, humans are only a chance in the history of evolution. Therefore, the root of this story is the arrogance of human bullying.

Back to the story, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a clever way to bring the story back to the epic battle that has not been greatly depicted by the images, and this episode is just a prologue to the magnificent chapter. And it locks the perspective steadily on Caesar and the apes it leads, making the human characters uniformly embellished, thus sweeping away the sense of alienation brought by the apes of previous series. Andy Serkis’s fine performance portrayed Caesar as extremely three-dimensional, so that every viewer into it. The paradox of the Planet of the Apes series is that it treats humans as the number one enemy, and the audience is as consciously on the side of the apes as possible. In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” whether it’s the shock of Caesar speaking for the first time, or his athletic leadership leading the apes into the human streets, smashing and burning, the audience felt their blood swell, even if the human society was completely dismantled, I think I will cheer for it. On the surface, the “Planet of the Apes” series is on the opposite side of the human race, yet it can clearly feel his sense of love and hate and moral rightness. Why is this? Are we really that sick of ourselves?

When you think about it, it’s not that we have a twisted heart, because when a chimpanzee has a full mind and speaks, then it’s not just an ordinary animal, the apes are reacting to the other side of human nature, which is the universal desire for freedom and opposition to oppression, while humans naturally become profit-oriented and violent rulers in this series’ worldview. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a film about revolution. We all like to see stories of heroes emerging from chaotic times, uniting the weak against the shackles of the powerful, because we are all socially weak and subject to the shackles of dogma and institutions, so that deep inside we all have a dream that yearns to overturn reality and to be tumultuous and wonderful, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes is such an extremely powerful dream.

The story of Caesar is not a hollow one, it is not a magnified racial war, but a war between good and evil in human nature, in which both humans and apes are human beings.

The cost of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is not more than 100 million, basically for special effects production, and the film does not deliberately create big scenes for the sake of visuals, all the effects are very good to serve the story, Caesar’s extremely dexterous body with dazzling wandering shots is really enjoyable. In addition, in addition to the first signs of James Franco, the film does not have any big names, because the real star of the film is Caesar, he is the crystallization of human technology, raised by human daddy, he gradually realized that he can never be integrated into human society, for humans it is a humble alien and experimental, he experienced timidity, fear, loss and sadness, and finally found his home in the companion. So this is also a story about growing up.

The film lays a lot of groundwork for the sequel, with the scar-faced chimpanzee destined to betray Caesar and the spread of the 113 virus meaning that it may not be the apes, but humans themselves, who actually exterminate humans, and if so, the dramatic moral imbalance brought on by the apes’ slaughter of humans by war is resolved. At least the film does not have any footage depicting apes killing innocent people, and Caesar repeatedly discourages his own men from killing humans to death. Of course, it does not exclude that as the sequel progresses, Caesar’s dark side rises to become a tyrant, who let his name is Caesar. At the end, when Caesar and his partner stood on a giant redwood tree looking stupidly at San Francisco, I subconsciously thought, “San Francisco, you’re finished.

The most valuable part of the Planet of the Apes series, both the movie and the novel, is its reflection on the crisis of human culture. It is the day when the population of the earth exceeds 7 billion, 100 years of industrial technology revolution has brought devastating persecution to the earth’s most living creatures, there is a surplus of food but hundreds of millions of people are still suffering from hunger, excessive fishing has seriously damaged the marine ecology, the biological chain is on the verge of disintegration, the pollution caused by nuclear leakage can not be eliminated for millions of years, humans are at the threshold of extinction but ignorant, if a self-proclaimed civilization leads its own If a self-proclaimed civilization is leading its own species into rapid decay, then what is there to be proud of? At this time, Hollywood is catering to the post-modern hard sci-fi doomsday trend by reviving “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, which is a graphic depiction of mankind’s insatiable greed and the tenacity of other species to resist, a self-conscious reflection that is undoubtedly a modern apocalypse.

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