The rise of the monkey movies continues with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” While nothing can compare to the psychological mindgame the original “Planet of the Apes” delivered, based off the trailer, this take on the series looks to be more promising than expected. Set before the original Charleton Heston film, it follows James Franco’s character, Will Rodman, as he genetically modifies apes to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. He creates a new kind of ape with human-like intelligence, mad chaos ensues, and you’ve got yourself a summer blockbuster.

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“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” hits theaters August 5th!