I love the Planet Of The Apes film series but admittedly as the franchise progressed, the quality of the films cheapened.... and so it's fantastic to have a brand new installment that's not a remake and adds to the legacy of the original. It's an origin story which details how the apes first rebelled and it brilliantly acts as a springboard for a whole new series of films which could easily lead up to the classic 1968 film which started it all. We have seen much of this concept in the final two films of the original series but this movie gives us a much clearer and in-depth look at the uprising. For the first 20 minutes I was uneasy because I had difficulty dealing with the animated creatures. They just looked too computer generated and it broke the reality for me and separated my willingness to embrace the story.... fortunately the story was great though and the development of the ape's intelligence was captivating. I soon forgot about the CGI and went along with it. As a fan of the franchise, this completely won me over. I absolutely loved it!!! AWESOME!