Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Alzheimer's

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Alzheimer's

Postby vbironchef » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:42 am

Just watched the movie last night. It deals with Alzheimer's and I recommend the movie and can't wait to see the sequel.

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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Alzheimer's

Postby Major_A » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:16 am

Too bad it's just a movie. That disease runs in my family (only one side thank goodness) and I know I don't want to end up with it. I started the movie but I just can't get into it. Too much CGI. What's wrong with having a real ape or puppet instead of everything being CGI? I don't know how they rise but last time I checked humans out number apes and we can live in all climates (apes have a very limited natural range). Now the obvious, don't we also have guns?

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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Alzheimer's

Postby vbironchef » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:34 am

The apes have a better immune system that can handle the side effects of the drug. I don't want to spoil the ending but the movie implies that if humans are exposed to someone that has become sick from the new drug that they pass it on to someone else. So the ending shows a airplane flight going to New York City then to all parts of the earth so the disease spreads implies all humans will be dead sooner or later.

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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Alzheimer's

Postby smack323 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:49 am

I liked the movie.
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Re: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Alzheimer's

Postby Clouseau » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:04 pm

CGI is used becuase it is alot easier to pay someone at a desk than an actaul actor, makeup artists, trailor rental, transportation crew, and all the union members required for such a setup. That is why such movies like Ben Hur, Cleopatra, Spartacus, and the original ape series will never be made like they were....too exorbitantly expensive.

The whole issue that John Lithgow's character needed the doses constantly increased reminds me of the same situation in the real life adaptation provided by the movie Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro. As I further digress, favorite Lithgow character has to be Dr. Emilio Lizardo..."...makes the ganglia twitch."
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