‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ converts another skeptic — August 7, 2011

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ converts another skeptic

I’ve never seen any of the original “Planet of the Apes” movies. When WTBS aired seemingly weekly “Apes” marathons during my childhood, I would flip to the superstation long enough to say, “This crap better be off before rasslin’ is supposed to come on.”

So I did not think much about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Well, except to ask, “Why?”

But the TV spots, which I initially watched just to catch a glimpse of James Franco’s pretty, pretty face, intrigued me. As the release date neared, I, an avowed science fiction foe, decided to see a “Planet of the Apes” flick. Continue reading