More than a decade after Tim Burton's film failed to make audiences go Ape Fox tried again to revive their historic franchise. Rather than again revisit the story from the original novel writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and director Rupert Wyatt decided to retell the story of how Apes began their conquest of Earth--a story previously told in 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. The result--Rise of the Planet of the Apes--was a critical success and box-office hit, leading to this summer's hotly anticipated Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. How does this film hold up a few years later, and is James Franco a suitable mad scientist? If you donate and help keep Now Playing Podcast going you can listen now and find out! NOTE: You can donate and get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows. Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!