This is a nice remake of a classic film and Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton are excellent in their roles in the film as Theron plays Jill, a girl who cares for the giant ape Joe, and Paxton plays Dr. O’Hara, a zoologist who supports Jill in her efforts. The special effects are great and Joe moves seamlessly among the other characters.
The plot moves along well but we must note that there are several scenes of violence in the film. However, this is fantasy violence, based on a giant ape, and there is very little blood. Because of this factor, we approve the film for ages twelve and above, and we award this interesting movie, which has a lot of action, our Dove Seal.