Double Feature Duel (Rd2): Rise of the Planet of the Apes vs. Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Double Feature Duel (Rd2):
Rise of the Planet of the Apes vs. Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Two movies about the battle between apes and humans for a planet, set 600 years apart, filmed 38 years apart and separated by 7 bugs on a scale from 0ish-10ish. Well, they have a lot of other stuff in common.
Title: If I was the type to hand out draws, this would be the most likely candidate yet. I am, however, the type to flip a coin. Heads it is. Sorry Battle, this was probably your best shot. (Point, Rise 1-0)
Funnier: Don’t expect either to really make you laugh, as pointed out in the round of 64. But Rise was certainly less painful, which has become this category’s default. (Point, Rise 2-0)
Better Turn: Caesar closing the cage in Franco’s face is just so gangster. (Point, Rise 3-0)
Better Ending: In Battle, So there were these good apes and these evil war apes and the evil mutant humans and they were fighting one war against each other. I don’t think they knew what they were doing toward the end. (Point, Rise 4-0)
Better Message: If you’re going to perform testing on aninals, make sure it doesn’t make them smarter than us. (Rise 5-0)
Better Acting: I really think Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar nomination as his role, albeit aided by lots of CGI, as the main ape in Rise. (Point, Rise 6-0)
More Creative: Battle tried really hard to put together the pieces of two very different puzzles into something. (Point, Rise 7-0)
Poster: 1973 vs. 2011. (Point, Rise 8-0)
Watch again: I actually currently have Rise at home on DVD waiting for me. (Point, 9-0)
Overall: I should have called that fight back after the Title. Battlecouldn’t even win a coin flip. Winner: Rise of POTA (9-0)
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