planetAptes courtesy Criterion Pictures

Rise of the Planet of the Apes by Rupert Wyatt (2011), 105 min, HD, United States

In this big budget prequel to the beloved cult sci-fi series Planet of the Apes, the development and testing, on apes, of a brain-healing super-drug unfolds as a cautionary tale about the fragility of human supremacy in a world where unchecked human ambitions could lead to new world orders.