Did anyone really want a new Planet of the Apes movie? It's been a while since they've graced the big screen, and after that debacle that I like to call "Mark E Mark and the Monkey Bunch" I don't think anyone really had any faith in this movie. Not to mention, the CGI apes really through a lot of people off. To my pleasant surprise however, I really ended up enjoying this movie a lot. Great characterization, good pacing, and some truly shocking moments.