Want to see a summer block buster movie, but one which is smart, thought-provoking, and intelligently made? Then look no further than "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes". The preview doesn't make you think of these qualities, but the movie has it, and has it in spades.
I am bewildered as to why the animal rights community hasn't been buzzing about it. The film embodies our heart and soul in every frame of this picture.
I believe this film will touch impressionable young people, as the original 'apes' films had on me. In the 70's, the original films put me on the path of questioning animal experiments and our role in the big scheme of things. Ultimately, I became vegan because of them.
Labels: animal rights, film, pop culture