RISE OF THE PLANET APES
Sunday 6.40pm, Premiere (M)
Despite the cliches, director Rupert Wyatt’s movie delivers beyond expectations. It is anchored by an amazing performance by Andy Serkis, who plays the ape Caesar, raised as a child, whose intelligence is spiked by an experimental drug. It’s all happy families as scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) and veterinarian Caroline Aranha (Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire fame) do some monkeying around of their own, but of course things go wrong.