Question: Do you find it difficult to think about animal testing? Rise of the Planet of the Apes will probably make you ponder it whether you like it or not.

When I think about it there is a part of me that shudders. I am such a huge animal lover that it makes me ill to even think that it exists. However, I know back in the 1940's if Dr. Alfred Blalock from Johns Hopkins University didn't experiment on animals (dogs specifically) to help figure out the blue baby issue, I wouldn't be here today. You see, Dr. Blalock was the first surgeon to perform heart surgery and before that time it was thought of as impossible to operate on the heart. He was a pioneer. Two years ago I required heart surgery and am forever grateful for that research because it saved my life.


Directed by Rupert Wyatt, Chernin Entertainment, 2011. Starring James Franco,Freida PintoJohn LithgowBrian Cox and Andy Serkis.

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller.


For more of my review: Tired of Previews?

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