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What to Watch for in ‘Rise of Planet of the Apes’ Reviews

posted by Nell Minow

Of course the reviews of this week’s prequel, “Rise of Planet of the Apes” will refer to the previous movies and I look forward to seeing how many references to the earlier films they find in this one.  I’m guessing it will be just about impossible for anyone to review the film without mentioning the current (and superb) documentary, “Project Nim,” the sad true story of a chimp that was raised by a family and used in language experiments and then subjected to unspeakable treatment in medical testing and then condemned to miserable solitude in the animal refuge that was supposed to be a loving home for him.

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I’m going to keep an eye out and if there is a critic who does a particularly good job of bringing in these references (extra credit for bringing in the non-canonical Tim Burton “Apes” movie with Mark Wahlberg), I’ll put in a link.

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