History Film / RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes

17th Nov '15 6:08:24 PM jedidarrick
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%%Very interesting interpretation in [[http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/i-wish-i-knew-how-it-would-feel-to-be-free-on-rise-of-planet-of-the-apes-and-the-help/discrimination/2011/08/21/25639 this review]]. Watching the film with this in mind, it is hard not to see the comparisons as intentional.
17th Nov '15 6:05:10 PM jedidarrick
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-> '''Caesar:''' (''in sign'') Ape alone, weak. Apes together... strong.\\

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-> '''Caesar:''' (''in sign'') Ape alone, weak. Apes together... strong.\\
strong.
7th Oct '15 8:04:59 PM RushLimborg
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Koba's introduction sequence has his repeatedly holding out his hand to get ''more'' food. The ape has learned {{Greed}}...foreshadowing his dark nature, hinted at in this film but emphasized directly in ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes''.
24th Sep '15 2:28:47 PM StFan
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-> '''Caesar:''' ''(In sign)'' Ape alone, weak. Apes together... strong.\\


Directed by Rupert Wyatt, the 2011 film '''''Rise of the Planet of the Apes''''' serves as a [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] of the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' franchise. WordOfGod says the film, a loose remake of ''[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Conquest of the Planet of the Apes]]'', will mark the OriginStory for a new ''Planet Of The Apes'' universe (and future films). This is the only continuity so far attempting to release the films in a chronological order.

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-> '''Caesar:''' ''(In sign)'' (''in sign'') Ape alone, weak. Apes together... strong.\\


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Directed by Rupert Wyatt, the 2011 film '''''Rise of the Planet of the Apes''''' serves as a [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] of the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' franchise. WordOfGod says the film, a loose remake of ''[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Conquest ''Conquest of the Planet of the Apes]]'', Apes'', will mark the OriginStory for a new ''Planet Of The of the Apes'' universe (and future films). This is the only continuity so far attempting to release the films in a chronological order.



!!This film provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: Who would've thought that manhole covers could be used as shuriken or the posts of wrought-iron fences as spears? The apes did, and with surprising accuracy.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: Who would've thought that manhole covers could be used as shuriken or the posts of wrought-iron fences as spears? The apes did, and with surprising accuracy.
!!Tropes:



* ArtMajorBiology: Apes cannot speak human languages because of the different structures of their vocal cords, not cognitive capacity...[[spoiler: [[MST3KMantra but then we wouldn't have two of the most powerful moments in the film]], would we?]]

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* ArtMajorBiology: ArtMajorBiology:
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Apes cannot speak human languages because of the different structures of their vocal cords, not cognitive capacity...capacity... [[spoiler: [[MST3KMantra but then we wouldn't have two of the most powerful moments in the film]], would we?]]



** The drugs had an instantaneous effect on the brain. Neurogenesis is an inherently slow process, with overly fast neurogenesis causing death. Which becomes a nice plot point when [[spoiler: ALZ-113 proves deadly to humans]]. That said where do all the new brain cells in the Chimps go, given their far smaller braincases?

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** The drugs had an instantaneous effect on the brain. Neurogenesis is an inherently slow process, with overly fast neurogenesis causing death. Which becomes a nice plot point when [[spoiler: ALZ-113 [[spoiler:ALZ-113 proves deadly to humans]]. That said where do all the new brain cells in the Chimps go, given their far smaller braincases?



* BerserkButton: Caesar's berserk button was attacking Will or his father. He mangled their neighbor's finger when he got aggressive with Charles.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Caesar's berserk button was attacking Will or his father. He mangled their neighbor's finger when he got aggressive with Charles.



* BilingualBonus: Caesar and Maurice are fluent in Sign Language
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Inverted: [[spoiler: Jacobs dies last.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth (and the nose, and the ears): The scientist [[spoiler:infected with ALZ-113 has this happen to him as he grows sicker]].

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* BilingualBonus: Caesar and Maurice are fluent in Sign Language
Language.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Inverted: [[spoiler: Jacobs [[spoiler:Jacobs dies last.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth (and BloodFromTheMouth: And the nose, and the ears): The ears... the scientist [[spoiler:infected with ALZ-113 has this happen to him as he grows sicker]].



* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: That Mars mission is in for a ''big'' surprise when they finally return. In fact, it's implied to be the ''Icarus'' from Film/PlanetOfTheApes.
* ButtMonkey: Hunsiker. [[spoiler:Every scene involves him suffering one way or another. We never get to see the guy in a good mood because of this.]] Though if your reaction to everything is extreme violence and anger, this quickly becomes LaserGuidedKarma.
** Especially notable in the scene where he confronts Franklin. Yes, he was trying the doors to the neighbor's house, but calling the cops and keeping an eye on the situation would probably be a better bet than getting directly in the suspicious person's face, especially when it's not your house.
** [[{{Podcast/Rifftrax}} "JUST LET ME LIVE MY LIFE!"]]
* CallBack: When Caroline says it's appropriate to be afraid of chimpanzees, Caesar mocks the idea by jumping on top of Will and miming punches at him, all while everyone is laughing. Caesar later does nearly the exact same thing to Hunsiker, except he's actually beating him up very badly.

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* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: That Mars mission is in for a ''big'' surprise when they finally return. In fact, it's implied to be the ''Icarus'' from Film/PlanetOfTheApes.
''Film/PlanetOfTheApes''.
* ButtMonkey: Hunsiker. [[spoiler:Every scene involves him suffering one way or another. We never get to see the guy in a good mood because of this.]] Though if your reaction to everything is extreme violence and anger, this quickly becomes LaserGuidedKarma.
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LaserGuidedKarma. Especially notable in the scene where he confronts Franklin. Yes, he was trying the doors to the neighbor's house, but calling the cops and keeping an eye on the situation would probably be a better bet than getting directly in the suspicious person's face, especially when it's not your house.
* CallBack:
** [[{{Podcast/Rifftrax}} "JUST LET ME LIVE MY LIFE!"]]
* CallBack:
When Caroline says it's appropriate to be afraid of chimpanzees, Caesar mocks the idea by jumping on top of Will and miming punches at him, all while everyone is laughing. Caesar later does nearly the exact same thing to Hunsiker, except he's actually beating him up very badly.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Inverted - New Zealand for UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.
* ChekhovsGun: Dodge likes torturing the apes with his cattle prod and fire hose. [[spoiler: Guess how he dies?]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Inverted, sort of. The fact that Will's neighbor [[spoiler: is a pilot]] becomes relevant at the very end, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom but in a very bad way.]]

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Inverted - -- New Zealand for UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.
* ChekhovsGun: Dodge likes torturing the apes with his cattle prod and fire hose. [[spoiler: Guess [[spoiler:Guess how he dies?]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Inverted, sort of. The fact that Will's neighbor [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is a pilot]] becomes relevant at the very end, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom but in a very bad way.]]



* ContinuitySnarl: The 10-year projection graph at Gen-Sys 8 years before the rest of the movie contains years 2011-2019. Eight more years would place most of the film in 2019. However, the year 2016 appears on a car sticker and is even suggested as the year of this film's events by the website dawnofapes.com, which itself contradicts the 2013, 2012, and 2011 years given by the Simian Flu website, the ''Dawn'' novelization, and Motherboard's ''Before The Dawn'' shorts respectively. One thing that we know for sure is that Caesar's birth takes place no earlier than 2005 since that year is on Charles Rodman's certificate on the wall in the beginning.

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* ContinuitySnarl: The 10-year projection graph at Gen-Sys 8 years before the rest of the movie contains years 2011-2019. Eight more years would place most of the film in 2019. However, the year 2016 appears on a car sticker and is even suggested as the year of this film's events by the website dawnofapes.com, which itself contradicts the 2013, 2012, and 2011 years given by the Simian Flu website, the ''Dawn'' novelization, and Motherboard's ''Before The the Dawn'' shorts respectively. One thing that we know for sure is that Caesar's birth takes place no earlier than 2005 since that year is on Charles Rodman's certificate on the wall in the beginning.



** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example, but the crude sketch of the window in the Rodman's attic that Caesar [[spoiler: drew on the wall of his cage in the San Bruno Pound to comfort himself]] later shows up rather ominously on a highway marker overlooking the Bay Valley skyline when [[spoiler: Caesar and his band of apes break out of the San Bruno pound,]] as though it were graffiti left by a gang marking their territory.

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** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example, but the crude sketch of the window in the Rodman's attic that Caesar [[spoiler: drew on the wall of his cage in the San Bruno Pound to comfort himself]] later shows up rather ominously on a highway marker overlooking the Bay Valley skyline when [[spoiler: Caesar [[spoiler:Caesar and his band of apes break out of the San Bruno pound,]] as though it were graffiti left by a gang marking their territory.



* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everythings Better With Apes]]: It ''is'' a reboot of the ''Planet of the Apes'' franchise.

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* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everythings Better With Apes]]: EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: It ''is'' a reboot of the ''Planet of the Apes'' franchise.



* FogOfWar: A [[WeatherOfwar convenient fog]] hides the apes on the bridge from the police.
** [[StealthPun One might even say]] there are Film/GorillasInTheMist
** Fog on and around the Golden Gate bridge is pretty common, so a JustifiedTrope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The final scene of the film ([[spoiler: Caesar, Koba and Will]]) practically serves as a glimpse and taste of the sequel's main plot.

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* FogOfWar: A [[WeatherOfwar convenient fog]] hides the apes on the bridge from the police.
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police. [[StealthPun One might even say]] there are Film/GorillasInTheMist
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Film/GorillasInTheMist. Fog on and around the Golden Gate bridge is pretty common, so a JustifiedTrope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The final scene of the film ([[spoiler: Caesar, ([[spoiler:Caesar, Koba and Will]]) practically serves as a glimpse and taste of the sequel's main plot.



* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: In this continuity, apparently we didn't "blow it up," as Charlton Heston assumed.

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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: In this continuity, apparently we didn't "blow it up," as Charlton Heston [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 George Taylor]] assumed.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: One can't fault the apes for rebelling, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans being bastards (Of course you soon find out that Apes are bastards too if you know anything about the movies, guess it just comes with intelligence)]] and all (some more so than others), but the tests being conducted on them was for a good cause.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: One can't fault the apes for rebelling, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans being bastards (Of (of course you soon find out that Apes are bastards too if you know anything about the movies, guess it just comes with intelligence)]] and all (some more so than others), but the tests being conducted on them was for a good cause.



* GunboatDiplomacy: Caesar pulls this on Rocket to get him to step down as the leader of the apes. Rocket was a lot more compliant when Caesar's 450-pound gorilla friend was around to help with the convincing.
* HeroicBSOD: Poor Caesar goes under ''two'' of these- the first one after experiencing his CurbStompBattle of a beatdown by then-alpha male Rocket, the second after learning once again that he could not go home with Will and Caroline after the hell he has experienced.

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* GunboatDiplomacy: Caesar pulls this on Rocket to get him to step down as the leader of the apes. Rocket was is a lot more compliant when Caesar's 450-pound gorilla friend was is around to help with the convincing.
* HeroicBSOD: Poor Caesar goes under ''two'' of these- these -- the first one after experiencing his CurbStompBattle of a beatdown by then-alpha male Rocket, the second after learning once again that he could not go home with Will and Caroline after the hell he has experienced.



* HighVoltageDeath: Landon, the son of the owner of the ape sanctuary dies of electrocution. After Caesar has enough of Landon's abuse and speaks, he turns the kid's hose on him, and since Landon is still holding his activated cattle prod...well, he dies. Combined with a bit of HoistByHisOwnPetard, it seems.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Dodge is killed when he [[TooDumbToLive activates his stun baton just as Caesar sprays him with the water hose]].]]

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* HighVoltageDeath: Landon, the son of the owner of the ape sanctuary dies of electrocution. After Caesar has enough of Landon's abuse and speaks, he turns the kid's hose on him, and since Landon is still holding his activated cattle prod... well, he dies. Combined with a bit of HoistByHisOwnPetard, it seems.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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[[spoiler:Dodge is killed when he [[TooDumbToLive activates his stun baton just as Caesar sprays him with the water hose]].]]



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:For Will when he sees the initial cure work on his father. However, anti-bodies soon develop to fight the cure and the Alzheimer's comes back with a vengeance.]]
** Serves as a bit of ShowingTheirWork, since this is generally the final outcome of most Alzheimer's treatments in real life (the ones that work at all, anyway).

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:For Will when he sees the initial cure work on his father. However, anti-bodies soon develop to fight the cure and the Alzheimer's comes back with a vengeance.]]
**
]] Serves as a bit of ShowingTheirWork, since this is generally the final outcome of most Alzheimer's treatments in real life (the ones that work at all, anyway).



--> '''Maurice:''' [[MemeticMutation "Why]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship cookie]] [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Rocket?"]]
--> '''Caesar:''' [[DividedWeFall "Apes alone: weak. Apes together: strong."]]
--> ''*apes start fighting*''
--> '''Maurice:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Apes stupid."]]

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--> '''Maurice:''' -->'''Maurice:''' [[MemeticMutation "Why]] Why]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship cookie]] [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Rocket?"]]
-->
Rocket?]]\\
'''Caesar:''' [[DividedWeFall "Apes Apes alone: weak. Apes together: strong."]]
--> ''*apes
]]\\
(''apes
start fighting*''
-->
fighting'')\\
'''Maurice:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Apes Apes stupid."]]]]



* IdiotBall: Will. When your father has advanced Alzheimer's, it's generally not a good idea to leave him alone in the house while you're at work. Double for Hunsiker, who apparently leaves the door of his sports car unlocked and open, with keys in the ignition, on a regular basis.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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Will. When your father has advanced Alzheimer's, it's generally not a good idea to leave him alone in the house while you're at work. work.
**
Double for Hunsiker, who apparently leaves the door of his sports car unlocked and open, with keys in the ignition, on a regular basis.



* ImprovisedWeapon: The apes are absolute masters of finding innovative uses for random stuff - wrought-iron fence poles become [[BladeOnAStick spears]], a manhole cover becomes a [[DeadlyDisc thrown anti-vehicle weapon]], and [[spoiler:[[ChainPain a heavy iron chain can kill a helicopter's door-gunner]].]]
* IronicEcho: From how [[PlanetOfTheApes Landon]] uses the phrase "It's a madhouse!" in the original to how Dodge uses it.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: The apes are absolute masters of finding innovative uses for random stuff - -- wrought-iron fence poles become [[BladeOnAStick spears]], a manhole cover becomes a [[DeadlyDisc thrown anti-vehicle weapon]], and [[spoiler:[[ChainPain a heavy iron chain can kill a helicopter's door-gunner]].]]
* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
**
From how [[PlanetOfTheApes [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 Landon]] uses the phrase "It's a madhouse!" in the original to how Dodge uses it.



* JerkassHasAPoint: The jerkass neighbor gains audience sympathy when he finds a chimpanzee in his home, ''[[PapaWolf near his children]]'', and has the nerve to fend off what he obviously believed was a dangerous wild animal.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: The jerkass neighbor gains audience sympathy when he finds a chimpanzee in his home, ''[[PapaWolf near his children]]'', and has the nerve to fend off what he obviously believed was is a dangerous wild animal.



* KarmicDeath: Let's just say that being mean [[spoiler: to Caesar]] is not a good way to make it to the end credits.

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* KarmicDeath: KarmicDeath:
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Let's just say that being mean [[spoiler: to Caesar]] is not a good way to make it to the end credits.



-->"Not you."

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-->"Not --->'''Jacobs:''' Not you."



* MassOhCrap: When Caesar [[spoiler:says his first word,]] even his fellow apes were shocked. This apparently carried over into real-life for anyone who saw this movie in theatres.
* MeaningfulName

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* MassOhCrap: When Caesar [[spoiler:says his first word,]] even his fellow apes were are shocked. This apparently carried over into real-life for anyone who saw this movie in theatres.
* MeaningfulNameMeaningfulName:



** Koba, the first successful test subject for ALZ-113. "Koba" was also the code name of [[spoiler: JosephStalin, which the Georgian based on RobinHood-type character from a local book, ''The Patricide'']].

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** Koba, the first successful test subject for ALZ-113. "Koba" was also the code name of [[spoiler: JosephStalin, [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, which the Georgian based on RobinHood-type Myth/RobinHood-type character from a local book, ''The Patricide'']].



** All of the apes, i.e. Maurice, had names that were based on names of apes of the [[PlanetOfTheApes original film series]] or crew members that worked on the original film series.
** Alzheimer's victim Charles Rodman, references Charlton Heston, star of the original Planet of the Apes movie, who went public with his diagnosis of Alzheimers.
* [[MultinationalTeam Multi-species Team]]: Caesar's a chimpanzee and his eventual allies include gorillas, orangutans, and bonobos.

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** All of the apes, i.e. Maurice, had names that were based on names of apes of the [[PlanetOfTheApes [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes original film series]] or crew members that worked on the original film series.
** Alzheimer's victim Charles Rodman, references Charlton Heston, star of the original Planet ''Planet of the Apes Apes'' movie, who went public with his diagnosis of Alzheimers.
* [[MultinationalTeam Multi-species Team]]: Caesar's a chimpanzee and his eventual allies include gorillas, orangutans, and bonobos.
Alzheimers.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Caesar's reaction as soon as Will's father snaps him out of his unstoppable rage towards his neighbor.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Caesar's reaction as soon as Will's father snaps him out of his unstoppable rage towards his neighbor.



-->'''Dodge:''' Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"\\
'''Dodge:''' "It's a madhouse!"

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-->'''Dodge:''' ** Dialogue reprised from the original ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}'':
--->'''Dodge:'''
Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"\\
ape!\\\
'''Dodge:''' "It's It's a madhouse!"madhouse!



** [[spoiler:Caesar's first word [[BigNo NOOOOOO!]] is, according to Cornelius in ''Escape from the Planet of the Apes,'' the first word spoken by an ape named Aldo, the first ape to speak, that led to the uprising of apes in the original mythos before the altering of the timeline.]]

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** [[spoiler:Caesar's first word -- [[BigNo NOOOOOO!]] -- is, according to Cornelius in ''Escape from the Planet of the Apes,'' the first word spoken by an ape named Aldo, the first ape to speak, that led to the uprising of apes in the original mythos before the altering of the timeline.]]



** "Bright Eyes" was the name Zira gave Taylor in the original ''PlanetOfTheApes'' before learning his real name.
** The main guard in charge of the animal pound sounding like Creator/PaulGiamatti is a reference to his role in Creator/TimBurton's 2001 {{remake}} of ''PlanetOfTheApes'', in which he played a orangutan that dealt in human trafficking.
** Part of Caesar's plan for getting through the police blockade involves him [[spoiler: riding a horse]].

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** "Bright Eyes" was the name Zira gave Taylor in the original ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Planet of the Apes'' before learning his real name.
** The main guard in charge of the animal pound sounding like Creator/PaulGiamatti is a reference to his role in Creator/TimBurton's 2001 {{remake}} of ''PlanetOfTheApes'', ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|2001}}'', in which he played a orangutan that dealt in human trafficking.
** Part of Caesar's plan for getting through the police blockade involves him [[spoiler: riding [[spoiler:riding a horse]].



*** Dodge Landon's laugh while mocking the apes is similar to Charlton Heston's laughing at Dodge trying to mark their territory with an American flag.

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*** ** Dodge Landon's laugh while mocking the apes is similar to Charlton Heston's laughing at Dodge trying to mark their territory with an American flag.



** In ''Escape,'' Caesar's parents Cornelius and Zira [[spoiler: get shot to death.]] In this film, Caesar's mother Bright Eyes [[spoiler: also gets shot to death.]]
** Caesar [[spoiler: saying "No" whenever apes try to beat humans to death]] echoes the scene from ''Conquest'' in which [[spoiler: Lisa says "No" when the apes are about to beat the humans to death at the end.]]
** Caesar signing "Home" and wanting to go to a home echo the commander yelling "Home!" to the apes in ''Conquest.''

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** In ''Escape,'' ''Escape'', Caesar's parents Cornelius and Zira [[spoiler: get [[spoiler:get shot to death.]] In this film, Caesar's mother Bright Eyes [[spoiler: also [[spoiler:also gets shot to death.]]
** Caesar [[spoiler: saying "No" whenever apes try to beat humans to death]] echoes the scene from ''Conquest'' in which [[spoiler: Lisa [[spoiler:Lisa says "No" when the apes are about to beat the humans to death at the end.]]
** Caesar signing "Home" and wanting to go to a home echo the commander yelling "Home!" to the apes in ''Conquest.''''Conquest''.



* [[NoOSHACompliance No CDC Compliance]]: Gen*Sys has some serious issues about keeping experimental drugs from being constantly stolen from their labs. An employee is maskless in the same room as an untested, genetically modified, airborne virus - yet he is not detained for observation, and he calls off sick for ''two days'' before '''anyone''' puts two and two together.
* TheObiWan: Sort of. Will does teach him the developmental skills he needs to survive during the first eight years of his life, and Maurice helps reintroduce him into ape society and acts as a surrogate parent, but Caesar, due to the ALZ, is his own Obi-Wan, having managed to teach and improve upon all the skills taught to him within those eight years.

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* [[NoOSHACompliance NoOSHACompliance: Or No CDC Compliance]]: Compliance -- Gen*Sys has some serious issues about keeping experimental drugs from being constantly stolen from their labs. An employee is maskless in the same room as an untested, genetically modified, airborne virus - -- yet he is not detained for observation, and he calls off sick for ''two days'' before '''anyone''' puts two and two together.
* TheObiWan: TheObiWan:
**
Sort of. Will does teach him the developmental skills he needs to survive during the first eight years of his life, and Maurice helps reintroduce him into ape society and acts as a surrogate parent, but Caesar, due to the ALZ, is his own Obi-Wan, having managed to teach and improve upon all the skills taught to him within those eight years.



* OhCrap: Rodney, Dodge, and even Buck reacts like this when [[spoiler:Caesar screams "NO!" to Dodge.]] Will's, Caroline's, Will's father's, and even Caesar's [[MassOhCrap reactions]] to when Caesar viciously bit--nearly severed--the JerkAss neighbor's finger when trying to defend Will's father. Jacobs when seeing the facility's balcony filled with apes. And Rocket's when [[spoiler:Caesar corners him with Buck the gorilla. Jacobs again in the aforementioned helicopter scene. The cops when wrought-iron fenceposts start raining don on their cars.]]

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Rodney, Dodge, and even Buck reacts like this when [[spoiler:Caesar screams "NO!" to Dodge.]] ]]
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Will's, Caroline's, Will's father's, and even Caesar's [[MassOhCrap reactions]] to when Caesar viciously bit--nearly severed--the JerkAss bit -- nearly severed -- the {{Jerkass}} neighbor's finger when trying to defend Will's father. father.
** Rocket when Caesar corners him with Buck the gorilla.
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Jacobs when seeing the facility's balcony filled with apes. And Rocket's when [[spoiler:Caesar corners him with Buck the gorilla. Jacobs again in the aforementioned helicopter scene. apes.
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The cops when wrought-iron fenceposts start raining don on their cars.]]cars.
** Jacobs again in the aforementioned helicopter scene.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Will drops the ball many times. He doesn't fess up about taking the cure home and its effect on his father until his father is starting to relapse. He doesn't fess up and point out that one of the test apes intelligence is off the charts. Despite knowing the intelligence level of Caesar, and knowing full well there are children out in the street Will doesn't have "the talk" with him.
** Perhaps if Caesar had used his sign language to let Will know the reality of the primate facility - and that he wasn't being kept in that prettily painted, toy-filled cage, Will might have gotten him out sooner. And perhaps if Will had taken time to explain WHY he couldn't take Caesar home - that the courts were forcing him not to but that he was working all out to get past that - perhaps Caesar would have felt less betrayed and abandoned by his human friend.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: [[spoiler: Caesar's first word in the movie may qualify for the shortest version of this trope ever.]]

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* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
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Will drops the ball many times. He doesn't fess up about taking the cure home and its effect on his father until his father is starting to relapse. He doesn't fess up and point out that one of the test apes intelligence is off the charts. Despite knowing the intelligence level of Caesar, and knowing full well there are children out in the street Will doesn't have "the talk" with him.
** Perhaps if Caesar had used his sign language to let Will know the reality of the primate facility - -- and that he wasn't being kept in that prettily painted, toy-filled cage, Will might have gotten him out sooner. And perhaps if Will had taken time to explain WHY he couldn't take Caesar home - -- that the courts were forcing him not to but that he was working all out to get past that - -- perhaps Caesar would have felt less betrayed and abandoned by his human friend.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: [[spoiler: Caesar's [[spoiler:Caesar's first word in the movie may qualify for the shortest version of this trope ever.]]



* RockBeatsLaser: [[IncrediblyLamePun And Caesar beats Rocket.]]

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* RockBeatsLaser: [[IncrediblyLamePun And Caesar beats Rocket.]]



* SequelHook: Along with the apes united on a forest, [[spoiler: a disease that will wipe out humans starts spreading.]]

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* SequelHook: SequelHook:
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Along with the apes united on a forest, [[spoiler: a disease that will wipe out humans starts spreading.]]



*** His name (possibly by coincidence) sounds similar to Will Robinson, the geneticist in Terry Hayes' 1996 screenplay ''Return of the Apes.''
*** Perhaps also by coincidence, "Rodman" is almost an anagram of "Armando," which was the name of the circus owner who owned Caesar in ''Escape from the Planet of the Apes'' and ''Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.''

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*** ** His name (possibly by coincidence) sounds similar to Will Robinson, the geneticist in Terry Hayes' 1996 screenplay ''Return of the Apes.''
*** ** Perhaps also by coincidence, "Rodman" is almost an anagram of "Armando," which was the name of the circus owner who owned Caesar in ''Escape from the Planet of the Apes'' and ''Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.''



** The orangutan is named Maurice, after Maurice Evans, who played the orangutan Dr. Zaius in the 1968 film.
*** An early draft included a human character named Evans.

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** The orangutan is named Maurice, after Maurice Evans, who played the orangutan Dr. Zaius in the 1968 film.
***
film. An early draft included a human character named Evans.



** In the Gen-Sys lobby, there's a "Nova" Cafe. Nova was the beautiful, mute NubileSavage played by actress Linda Harrison, who befriends both Taylor and Brent in the original films.
** Gen-Sys scientist Linda Andersen is named after Nova actress Linda Harrison.
** Steven Jacobs, head of Gen-Sys, is named after Arthur P. Jacobs, the producer of the original film series.

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** In the Gen-Sys Gen*Sys lobby, there's a "Nova" Cafe. Nova was the beautiful, mute NubileSavage played by actress Linda Harrison, who befriends both Taylor and Brent in the original films.
** Gen-Sys Gen*Sys scientist Linda Andersen is named after Nova actress Linda Harrison.
** Steven Jacobs, head of Gen-Sys, Gen*Sys, is named after Arthur P. Jacobs, the producer of the original film series.



** Buck [[spoiler: jumping at the helicopter and getting shot]] is similar to Film/KingKong [[spoiler: getting shot down by airplanes.]]
*** Serkis played King Kong in the [[Film/KingKong2005 2005 remake]].

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** Buck [[spoiler: jumping at the helicopter and getting shot]] is similar to Film/KingKong [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting shot down by airplanes.]]
***
]] Serkis played King Kong in the [[Film/KingKong2005 2005 remake]].



* ThirdPersonPerson: [[spoiler: Caesar. With a sample size of 1 ("Caesar is home"), it's hard to say if it's an example of HulkSpeak or if Caesar is imitating his namesake [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius]] (who Will's father is fond of quoting).]]

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* ThirdPersonPerson: [[spoiler: Caesar.[[spoiler:Caesar. With a sample size of 1 ("Caesar is home"), it's hard to say if it's an example of HulkSpeak or if Caesar is imitating his namesake [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius]] (who Will's father is fond of quoting).]]



* ThouShaltNotKill: Caesar. While he seems fine with certain [[JerkAss people]] [[KarmicDeath dying]], he is clearly not kill-happy. [[spoiler: He jumps in and stops the apes from killing one of the guards at the ape-facility, stops [[TheBigGuy Buck]] from killing a police officer, and while he personally kills [[AssholeVictim Dodge]], he is clearly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone shocked]] by it. Besides, it's more an [[SelfDisposingVillain accident]] caused by [[TooDumbToLive Dodge's stupidity]] than anything else. See TooDumbToLive below for an exact explanation]].

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Caesar. While he seems fine with certain [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} people]] [[KarmicDeath dying]], he is clearly not kill-happy. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He jumps in and stops the apes from killing one of the guards at the ape-facility, stops [[TheBigGuy Buck]] from killing a police officer, and while he personally kills [[AssholeVictim Dodge]], he is clearly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone shocked]] by it. Besides, it's more an [[SelfDisposingVillain accident]] caused by [[TooDumbToLive Dodge's stupidity]] than anything else. See TooDumbToLive below for an exact explanation]].



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Dodge Landon. Even if Caesar wasn't aiming a hose at him at the time, what kind of idiot arms an electric prod, whilst ''standing in a puddle''?]]

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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[[spoiler:Dodge Landon. Even if Caesar wasn't aiming a hose at him at the time, what kind of idiot arms an electric prod, whilst ''standing in a puddle''?]]



** [[spoiler: When testing a new virus (ALZ-113) and you see another scientist get exposed to it, do ''not'' simply assume he's okay because he ''says'' so, not bother to check him for contamination or immediately ''let him go home?!'' Congratulations, you've just doomed humanity!]].
* TowersOfHanoi: named in the film the "Lucas Tower", after its inventor, even though no one calls it that.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler: Bucks death by taking down the chopper, was one of the most used scenes for promoting the film.]]
** Averted with [[spoiler: Caesar's ability to speak. All of the trailers kept it hidden, maintaining the surprise and shock for audiences in theaters when he shouts that first word]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Assuming that the beginning takes place in modern-day 2011, that would point the film's events taking place between 2014 and 2019.
** The fact that the story takes place in the future is confirmed by a brief reference to a manned mission to Mars.

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** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When testing a new virus (ALZ-113) and you see another scientist get exposed to it, do ''not'' simply assume he's okay because he ''says'' so, not bother to check him for contamination or immediately ''let him go home?!'' Congratulations, you've just doomed humanity!]].
* TowersOfHanoi: named Named in the film the "Lucas Tower", after its inventor, even though no one calls it that.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
**
[[spoiler: Bucks death Buck's death, by taking down the chopper, was one of the most used scenes for promoting the film.]]
** Averted with [[spoiler: Caesar's [[spoiler:Caesar's ability to speak. All of the trailers kept it hidden, maintaining the surprise and shock for audiences in theaters when he shouts that first word]]
word]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Assuming that the beginning takes place in modern-day 2011, that would point the film's events taking place between 2014 and 2019.
**
2019. The fact that the story takes place in the future is confirmed by a brief reference to a manned mission to Mars.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Will's neighbors don't notice a large primate looking out his windows and ask about it. No one notices the primate in the back of his station wagon as he drives around.
* WeirdnessCensor: The Sanctuary manager clearly notices that something is off when he sees the apes' 'political rally', but he ignores it because it's [[WrongGenreSavvy just a bunch of silly apes]].
* WeNeedADistraction: Caesar and his apes battle the California Highway Patrol on the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a distraction so that most of the apes could escape by crossing the bridge from ''underneath'' undetected. Also, Will needs to get past the police to reach Caesar, so Caroline climbs onto the railing to get their attention.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:Caesar's BigNo.]]

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Will's neighbors don't notice a large primate looking out his windows and ask about it. No one No-one notices the primate in the back of his station wagon as he drives around.
* WeirdnessCensor: The Sanctuary manager clearly notices that something is off when he sees the apes' 'political rally', "political rally", but he ignores it because it's [[WrongGenreSavvy just a bunch of silly apes]].
* WeNeedADistraction: WeNeedADistraction:
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Caesar and his apes battle the California Highway Patrol on the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a distraction so that most of the apes could escape by crossing the bridge from ''underneath'' undetected. undetected.
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Also, Will needs to get past the police to reach Caesar, so Caroline climbs onto the railing to get their attention.
* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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[[spoiler:Caesar's BigNo.]]



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim - sort of. Despite making short work of the California Highway Patrol, the apes never seem to bother to take their guns despite having numerous opportunities to do so.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim - sort WhyDontYouJustShootHim:
** Sort
of. Despite making short work of the California Highway Patrol, the apes never seem to bother to take their guns despite having numerous opportunities to do so.
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** None of the scientists had any idea Bright Eyes [[Spoiler: was pregnant]]?

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** None of the scientists had any idea Bright Eyes [[Spoiler: was [[spoiler:was pregnant]]?
10th Sep '15 11:41:55 PM MandyA
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** None of the scientists had any idea Bright Eyes [[was pregnant]]?

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** None of the scientists had any idea Bright Eyes [[was [[Spoiler: was pregnant]]?
10th Sep '15 11:40:09 PM MandyA
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** None of the scientists had any idea Bright Eyes [[was pregnant]]?
25th Aug '15 11:46:44 AM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: The chimps and Bonobos are very agile, but are much weaker than orangutans and Gorillas.



** Serves as a bit of ShownTheirWork, since this is generally the final outcome of most Alzheimer's treatments in real life (the ones that work at all, anyway).

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** Serves as a bit of ShownTheirWork, ShowingTheirWork, since this is generally the final outcome of most Alzheimer's treatments in real life (the ones that work at all, anyway).
31st Jul '15 3:04:51 PM stuffedninja
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* DisneyVillainDeath: Well, the finale takes place on the Golden Gate Bridge, so yeah, folks are gonna be falling.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Well, the finale takes place on [[spoiler:Jacobs]]. Off of the Golden Gate Bridge, so yeah, folks are gonna be falling.no less.
19th Jul '15 8:57:46 PM Abodos
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* YouWillBeSpared: Will Rodman, Caroline, and the person in charge of the San Bruno Animal Pound were spared without a single scratch. Rodney, the guard who worked alongside Dodge is an interesting case: Though he was at the mercy at a furious NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, he was still spared since, compared to Dodge, he treated the apes with more compassion and actually tried to stop Dodge's ruthless tactics on more than one occasion.

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* YouWillBeSpared: Will Rodman, Caroline, and the person in charge of the San Bruno Animal Pound were spared without a single scratch. Rodney, the guard who worked alongside Dodge is an interesting case: Though he was at the mercy at a furious NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, he was still spared since, compared to Dodge, he treated the apes with more compassion and actually tried to stop Dodge's ruthless tactics on more than one occasion.occasion.
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