I’d originally avoided the movie as part of the lamentable franchise, but gave it a chance after all the Oscar hoopla Andy Serkis was getting. (Though he still didn’t get the nomination.) There were certainly no surprises and it seemed to drag several times. It picked up once the apes really became the focus, culminating in a fantastic action sequence on the Golden Gate Bridge. All the humans were terribly trite though, especially the pointless girlfriend character.