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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 49 votes 20 voters 13.6k views10 items

These 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' quotes definitely help to explain the crux of the film. This highly-anticipated blockbuster sci-fi film is very quotable, offering insights about the war between man and primate. 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' stars James Franco as Will Rodman, San Francisco scientist who (unintentionally) gives rise to the epic struggle between chimps and man. The movie actually tells its story through the eyes of Caesar (Andy Serkis), a young chimp and former test subject who leads the revolt. Some of these quotes also clearly show that this movie is much more than a mere sci-fi thriller - it's an emotionally compelling picture as well, possibly hearkening back to some of the more humanistic sci-fi films from the 1970s. So check these 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' quotes out, and if you know of any we missed, please feel free to add them to the list!

For more blockbuster 2011 movie quotes, check out some great lines from 'Captain America: The First Avenger', 'Cowboys and Aliens', 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', 'X-Men: First Class', 'Super 8' and 'Green Lantern!'
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    No Time

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    Will: "He hasn't spent any time with other chimps."

    This is definitely a problem, Will. You did a great thing by rescuing Caesar from the lab and protecting him as he grew up - but he's essentially been captive, cut off from his kind.
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    Meet Chimp 9

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    Will: "Meet Chimp 9. We have him a gene therapy that allows the brain to create it's own cells, in order to repair itself. We call it a cure to Alzheimer's."

    Will Rodman is a scientist who finds a huge breakthrough: a cure for Alzheimer's?! Unfortunately, he learns the hard way the potential cost of research on humanity.
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    Radical Boost

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    Will: "Caesar continues to show cognitive skills that far exceed that of a human counterpart. The drug in his system has radically boosted brain function."

    Caesar is clearly demonstrating extremely advanced skills. These skills will enable him to spearhead an ape revolution against the humans. Apes will rise, and they will wreak havoc. This is what happens when humans take things too far.
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    A Pet?

    Will (to Caesar): "No. You're not a pet."

    At this point, Caesar is beginning to question his upbringing and his position in Will's family. Uh oh.
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