Rise of the Planet of the Apes (a worthy franchise player)

Coming in at an estimated budget of 93 million dollars, (nearly as much the Tea Party congressional delegates should have spent psychotherapy on last year), I should think that 20th Century Fox could construct a story that would keep us in our seats, and they do. From the opening shots at the GeneSys lab, to the ending where history has taken a rather abrupt turn for the worse, I was riveted by this allegorical tale.

And let us be clear here, this is an allegory, just as the original movie, Planet of the Apes, was an allegory. It is a story told about a reality that does not exist in order to get us to speculate about the reality that is. Like Br