A one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that more accurately encapsulates… MoreA one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that more accurately encapsulates real American life than perhaps any other film I've ever seen. It's not so much about having a "storyline" like we are accustomed to seeing in movies, it's more about the gift of life, and keeping a true perspective on it all. With this film, Linklater has proven, perhaps against the winds of everything I learned in film school, that there does not need to be a major battle won, or a villain defeated, for us to embrace a character and grow to love them. The only real antagonist here is life's most subtle one... the passage of time itself. All we are seeing as the audience is a normal family go through normal stresses and experiences, but Linklater has made us a part of the experience, so that by the end of the film, we love these people, simply because we've witnessed their growth as human beings. I guess, in a strange way, Linklater leads us to realize what makes us love -- it's being allowed to see one's humanity.
Maybe I'm digging too deep, but the fact that this film is even making me ask these questions should tell you how special I think it is.
Pretty intense, and sports some of the most amazing character CGI I've… MorePretty intense, and sports some of the most amazing character CGI I've ever seen. It could have used a laugh or two. After all, it is about talking apes.
A good time at the movies. It has the fun spirit of the old Star Wars… MoreA good time at the movies. It has the fun spirit of the old Star Wars films, though not as good, of course. And this movie is further proof that Zoe Saldana looks hot in any color.