猿族崛起(第二篇依然小心翼翼)

猿族崛起(第二篇依然小心翼翼)

2014-02-05    03'46''

主播: CRI来明

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介绍:
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a typical example of a dystopian film. As a reboot of the 1960s classic "Planet of the Apes" series, the latest version excels in visual effects and a logical plot, but falls short of a pertinent portrayal of human, or shall we say, primate, psyche. To save his father from the ordeal of Alzheimer's disease, scientist Will Rodman develops a retrovirus and tests it on chimpanzees. The virus boosts the chimps' intelligence dramatically and sparks the fire of wisdom in a baby chimp named Caesar. After a prolonged process of awakening that extends for years, Caesar finally leads his enlightened brethrens in a fight for freedom. Meanwhile, Rodman discovers the virus is lethal to humans, but it is already too late to stop it from spreading to a global pandemic. Although a science fiction film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" boasts no fancy technological advancement. The story seems genuinely acceptable to viewers as something that could actually happen in real life, whereas the "Planet of the Apes" series, with all the fancy norms such as spaceships, time travel and nuclear blasts, today appears fictional and less authentic. The authenticity of the reboot is enhanced by the splendid use of motion-capture technology. Andy Serkis, Hollywood's motion-capture actor known for his part as Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" and Kong in "King Kong," brings to life the primate leader Caesar with his excellent performance. By the way, it has been an ongoing topic of debate whether motion-capture actors should be nominated for Academy Awards. Serkis is now speaking out about the lack of respect for the talent of his fellow motion-capture actors. Plus, director Rupert Wyatt's masterly use of long takes lends extra charm to the film. Viewers cannot help but be overwhelmed by the stunning visual effects as the apes hurl themselves around. But it takes more than spectacle for a film to become a classic. Caesar's extended years of awakening are marked by a rather slow buildup of insignificant happenings. The director's attempt to make these happenings significant is detectable, but can't really be appreciated. Therefore, the film is not successful with the portrayal of the emotions of either humans or intelligent chimpanzees. Compared to other common science-fiction films, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" stands out for its really excellent visual effects and storyline, but fails to touch viewers' souls. At the end of the day, this film deserves 7.5 out of ten.