This is a prequel to the 1968 and 2001 movie “Planet of the Apes” starring Charlton Heston and Mark Wahlberg respectively. In this film Will Rodman, played by James Franco, is searching for a cure of Alzheimer by genetically engineering a virus and testing them on chimpanzees. The outcome lead to a short term cure which he had to modify to make it more potent. The new potent cure dramatically increases the intelligence of the chimps but causes unwarranted side effects on humans.
This movie is a surprisingly entertaining with a great story line. It’s definitely one of the top movies of the summer. When it comes to prequels Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of the best.