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Is Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
This is aimed at older children and adults, and is not suitable for younger (under 11) viewers who maybe disturbed by some of the scenes as follows:
Part of the movie’s plot involves animal testing, and we see apes being injected which may upset sensitive viewers.
The central ape, Caesar, attacks a man in the street (defending his ‘grandfather’), which is quite upsetting to watch.
There is a scarred ape, Koba, whom viewers may find frightening.
Caesar is taken to a facility where he is treated cruelly, apes are tortured by the staff (being hosed down, etc), and Caesar is attacked by other apes. The scenes at the animal facility are quite intense and will upset younger viewers.
One character is electrocuted to death.
In later scenes, apes are shown on the rampage through the building and the city, screeching and attacking, which may disturb young and sensitive viewers. While it is very chaotic and fast-paced, none of the destructive moments are dwelled on for very long.
During the rampage, both apes and humans are killed.
Two human characters are shown to be unwell, coughing up blood, which viewers may find disturbing.
The death of one human character may be particularly upsetting to viewers.