Mankind’s constant tinkering to fix things forms the background plot of the film. Hot shot scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) discovers a wonder drug that can repair brain cells. The test subjects are of course apes! Predictably things get out of hand and soon you see the back story behind Planet of the Apes unfold. A tightly wound action flick shot with very little dialog. Given that film is dominated by Andy Serkis playing Caesar it is aptly not required. Which also leads to it being an ideal movie for Freida Pinto to showcase her “skills”.
Rating: * * +