Yet despite the human actors becoming secondary and the script causing problems, the film remains enjoyable. There are some great moments and Andy Serkis as Caesar is hypnotising enough to hold the viewer’s attention from beginning to end. His transformation from sweet baby chimp to vengeful adult chimpanzee, culminating with a battle on the Golden Gate Bridge, is well worth the price of admission alone. Rise of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t evolve the franchise; it takes it back to basics. As a reboot and an origin story it just about works, just don’t expect anything groundbreaking.