Rise of the Planet of the Apes | 2011

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt

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Main Plot

Rise of the Planet of the Apes follows the story of a scientist who develops an experimental drug that enhances the intelligence of primates. When one of the apes, Caesar, shows exceptional intelligence, he becomes a threat to humans. As Caesar's intelligence continues to grow, he leads a revolution amongst the apes, seeking freedom and revenge against their human captors. The film explores the ethical implications of scientific advancements and the consequences of human actions, ultimately leading to a climactic battle for dominance between humans and apes.


  • Will Rodman, a scientist who develops a drug to cure Alzheimer's disease but unintentionally causes the rise of highly intelligent apes.
  • Andy Serkis' character in Rise of the Planet of the Apes is Caesar, who plays a highly intelligent chimpanzee and becomes the leader of the ape revolution.
  • Freida Pinto's character in Rise of the Planet of the Apes is Caroline Aranha, a primatologist who forms a bond with Caesar, the intelligent ape, and supports his journey towards freedom.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar, the genetically enhanced ape, leads a revolution against the humans who have mistreated and imprisoned the apes. With his newfound intelligence and the support of his fellow apes, Caesar successfully frees his kind from captivity. The apes escape into the Muir Woods, where they establish their own society. Meanwhile, a deadly virus created by a failed experiment begins to spread among humans, leading to a global pandemic. The film concludes with Caesar, now the leader of the apes, standing atop a tall structure, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, symbolizing the beginning of a new era where apes have risen to power on Earth.

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Rupert Wyatt James Franco Andy Serkis Freida Pinto