Last night I finally got round to watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The absolutely horrible trailer had completely put me off, but after the positive reviews starting coming in, I felt like I had to watch it.
And I was totally blown away. The movie has a couple of flaws in execution, and I didn't think much of James Franco's performance (strange, since he's usually stellar), but Rise of the Planet of the Apes had a top notch, watertight script and Andy Serkis really blew me away with the Caesar character. I loved the movie - it's like ET plus The Great Escape plus Braveheart. An awesome amalgamation of genres that somehow doesn't turn into the huge mess you'd expect.
What about you guys - anyone seen any great movies recently?